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Table 3 Comparison of the incidence densities of HAIs in elderly and non-elderly patients

From: Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of healthcare-associated infection in elderly patients in a large Chinese tertiary hospital: a 3-year surveillance study

VariableElderly (≥60 years)Non-elderly (< 60 years)RR95% CIP
No. of casesVentilator/central line/urinary catheter daysIncidence density (per 1000 days)No. of casesVentilator/central line/urinary catheter daysIncidence density (per 1000 days)
VAP5715,3793.77698997.70.4830.345–0.6760.001
CLABSI9039,3722.37532,5612.30.9920.730–1.3480.959
CAUTI17081,7602.110062,3351.61.2961.013–1.6580.038
  1. CAUTI catheter-associated urinary tract infection, CLABSI central line-associated bloodstream infection, CI confidence interval, RR rate ratio, VAP ventilator-associated pneumonia