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Table 1 Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of the study participants adult ICU, ACSH, 2017 (n = 278)

From: Nosocomial sepsis and drug susceptibility pattern among patients admitted to adult intensive care unit of Ayder Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Northern Ethiopia

Variables Frequency Percentage (95% CI)
Age in years
 < 40 123 44.2 (38.5–50.1)
 40–64 120 43.2 (37.4–49.1)
 65+ 35 12.6 (9.2–17.1)
Sex
 Female 122 43.9 (38.1–49.8)
 Male 156 56.1 (50.2–61.9)
Residence
 Urban 163 58.6 (52.7–64.3)
 Rural 115 41.4 (35.7–47.3)
Mechanical ventilator use
 Yes 89 32.0 (26.8–37.8)
 No 189 68.0 (62.2–73.2)
Central line use
 Yes 25 9.0 (6.1–13.0)
 No 253 91.0 (87.0–93.9)
Urinary catheterization
 Yes 259 93.2 (89.5–95.6)
 No 19 6.8 (4.4–10.5)
Length of stay (days)
 2–7 days 188 67.6 (61.9–72.9)
 > 7 90 32.4 (27.1–38.1)
Nosocomial sepsis
 Yes 60 21.6 (17.1–26.8)
 No 218 78.4 (73.2–82.9)
Focus of infection (n = 60)
 Respiratory 47 78.3 (65.8–87.2)
 Urinary 10 16.7 (9.0–28.7)
 Thrombophlebitis 3 5.0 (1.6–14.8)
Overall outcome
 Died 51 18.3 (14.2–23.4)
 Discharged 227 81.7 (76.6–85.8)
Nosocomial sepsis outcome (n = 60)
 Died 19 31.6 (20.9–44.8)
 Discharged 41 68.3 (55.2–79.1)
  1. ACSH Ayder Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, ICU intensive care unit