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Table 1 Main demographic data in the ICUAC and non-ICUAC groups.

From: Comparison of the epidemiology, risk factors, outcome and degree of organ failures of patients with candidemia acquired before or during ICU treatment

  ICUACG
n= 38
Non-ICUACG
n= 44
P value
Male (%) 27 (71) 27 (61) 0.35
Age years 63 (45 to 69) 64 (56 to 75) 0.194
Co-morbidities (%) 28 (73.7) 43 (95.6) 0.01
Distribution (%)    
- Diabetes 5 (13.2) 7 (15.6) > 0.9
- Malignancy 4(11) 13 (29) 0.04
- COPD 4 (1.5) 6 (13.3) > 0.9
- Hepatic cirrhosis 1 (2.4) 4 (8.9) 0.39
- IHD 9 (23.7) 16 (35.6) 0.337
- Alcohol abuse 9 (32.1) 7 (20.6) 0.386
Previous surgery (%) 32 (84.2) 27 (60) 0.016
- Intra-abdominal surgery 16 (50) 16 (39) 0.47
Central venous catheter (%) 38 (100) 29 (64) < 0.001
Duration of central venous catheter before positive BC (days) 7 (6 to 11) 7 (6 to 7) 0.84
Previous antibacterial treatment (%) 37 (97.4) 43 (95.5) > 0.9
Previous fluconazole prophylaxis (%) 15 (39.5) 6 (13.3) 0.010
  1. Values are presented as median (with 25th to 75th percentiles) or as the number (percentage) of patients. BC, blood culture; COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; IHD, ischemic heart disease; TIA, transient ischemic attack.