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Table 1 Characteristics of the population studied and risk factors for VRE carriage, in univariate analysis

From: Risk factors for vancomycin-resistant enterococcus acquisition during a large outbreak in patients aged 65 years and older

 Total (n = 180)VRE carrier patients (n = 18)pa
n%
Male sex 821315.90.02
Major contact 49918.40.03
Geriatric rehabilitation Unit hospitalization 431125.60.02
Chemotherapy 2913.40.17
Antibiotics 1101614.50.01
Glycopeptides 9333.30.05
Cephalosporins 46817.40.05
Carbapenems 9111.10.62
Antibiotics ≥3 551221.80.00
Corticoids 6669.10.49
Surgery 141149.90.58
Digestive stomia 15213.30.46
Naso gastric tube 164250.06
Parenteral nutrition 506120.38
Enteral nutrition 12216.20.34
Hemodialysis 27414.80.27
Urinary catheter 931212.90.14
Central venous catheter 761013.20.17
Diabetes 61711.50.41
Chronic respiratory pathology 26311.50.50
McCabe = 2 3266.70.03
In-home health care interventions 55814.50.14
Type of housing prior hospitalizationhome1681710.10.76
independent living community housing300
long-term care100
nursing home400
Dementia 419220.01
Bedsore 16531.30.01
Mental confusion 17317.60.23
Hospitalization in the previous year 1411712.10.06
Ethylism 23834.80.00
  1. aFisher’s exact test or Chi Squared test