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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of the study population (N = 72)

From: Epidemiology of patients with central nervous system infections, mainly neurosurgical patients: a retrospective study from 2012 to 2019 in a teaching hospital in China

Characteristics Value
Age (years) 49.7 ± 18.3
Age > 50 41 (56.9)
Sex
 Male 54 (75)
 Female 18 (25)
Department
 Neurosurgery 52 (72.2)
 Neurology 15 (20.8)
 Other a 5 (6.9)
Days in hospital 29.5 (19.3–46.0)
Comorbidity
 Pulmonary infection 35 (48.6)
 Hypertension 29 (40.3)
 Hydrocephalus 26 (36.1)
 Intracranial hemorrhage 19 (26.4)
 Diabetes 10 (13.9)
 Glucocorticoid therapy > 3 days 29 (40.3)
Surgery
 Yes 50 (69.4)
 No 22 (30.6)
Invasive device
 External ventricular drainage/Lumbar cistern drainage 41 (56.9)
 Catheter 57 (79.2)
  1. aRheumatology (n = 1), Cardiothoracic surgery (n = 1), Oncology (n = 1), Hematology (n = 1), Intensive Care Unit (n = 1)