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Table 3 Univariate analysis of risk factors for asymptomatic central line-associated bloodstream infections in children on hemodialysis

From: Asymptomatic central line-associated bloodstream infections in children implanted with long term indwelling central venous catheters in a teaching hospital, Sri Lanka

Variables CLABSI (n = 410) Non-bacteremics Odds ratio (95% CI)
Odds ratio (95% CI)
Odds ratio (95% CI)
Microbial etiology
MSSA 2.2 (1.1–3.9)   
MRSA 2.4 (1.9–3.1)   
CoNS   3.4 (2.9–3.8)  
Female sex  
Type of CVC
Tunneled   2.7 (1.8–4.3)  
Site of insertion
Internal jugular
PICC   2.9 (1.9–4.2)  
Femoral   2.7 (1.8–4.3)  
Number of line-days > 90   2.3 (1.3–4.0)  
Duration of hospital stay
Receipt of vancomycin, meropenem or linezolid in the 5 days prior to obtaining blood cultures   3.7 (2.8–4.6) 4.7 (3.8–5.3)
No. of times intravenous medications given in the prior day (mean ± SD)
Recurrent bacteremia   2.7 (1.8–4.3)  
  1. All significant (P < 0.05) values are displayed with the odds ratio
  2. CLABSI central line-associated bloodstream infections, MSSA Methicillin-sensitive S. aureus, MRSA Methicillin-resistant S. aureus, CoNS Coagulase-negative Staphylococcus sp., CVC central venous catheter, PICC peripherally inserted central catheter, SD standard deviation and CI confidence interval