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Table 4 Multivariate 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 Asymptomatic CLABSI
Odds ratio (95% CI) P value
CoNS bloodstream infection 7.6 (6.5–8.3) 0.01
Tunneled-CVC 4.4 (3.8–4.9) 0.03
Site of insertion -PICC 4.9 (3.9–6.2) 0.02
Site of insertion -Femoral 3.7 (2.8–4.3) 0.01
Number of line-days > 90 2.1 (1.3–4.0) 0.02
Receipt of vancomycin, meropenem or linezolid in the 5 days prior to CLABSI diagnosis 3.7 (2.8–4.6) 0.01
Recurrent bacteremia 8.7 (7.8–9.3) 0.01
  1. 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 and CI- confidence interval
  2. P < 0.05 taken as significant