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Table 1 Demographics, epidemiological data and clinical characteristics of patients included in the study

From: Asymptomatic and yet C. difficile-toxin positive? Prevalence and risk factors of carriers of toxigenic Clostridium difficile among geriatric in-patients

Characteristic Minimum Maximum Mean ± Standard deviation Percentage
Age 59 100 78.8 ± 7.7  
Duration of previous hospital stays within past 6 months [days] 0 180 25.3 ± 27.1  
Number of previous hospital stays within past 6 months 0 5 1.5 ± 1.1  
Duration of current stay in geriatric department [days] 1 48 16.4 ± 6.7  
Time of stool sample after admission [days] 0 6 2.5 ± 1.6  
Mini Mental State Examin. /30 0 30 25.1 ± 5.1  
Barthel Index/100 0 100 50.9 ± 24.1  
Timed Up & Go [Sec] 6 58 23.7 ± 10.9  
Charlson CM Index 0 12 3.3 ± 2.4  
Handgrip Strength [kPa] 8 86 40.5 ± 16.2  
BMI 14.1 51.8 25.8 ± 8.0  
PPI premedication     64.5%
Antibiotics within past 6 months     66%
Immunosuppression     16%
Previous episodes of CDI     2.7%
“Post-Surgery” hospital stay     26.7%
Place of residence care facility     8.8%