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Table 2 Catheters’ (n = 14,590) characteristics

From: Local signs at insertion site and catheter-related bloodstream infections: an observational post hoc analysis using individual data of four RCTs

Variable n (%)
Catheter days, mean (SD)/median [IQR] 6.9 (6.5)/5 [2; 9]
CVC 8500 (58.3)
Experience of the operator  
 Junior (< 50 procedures) 8828 (60.5)
 Senior (≥ 50 procedures) 5762 (39.5)
Insertion site  
 Jugular 2706 (18.5)
 Subclavian 2160 (14.8)
 Femoral 5795 (39.7)
 Radial 3929 (26.9)
Mechanical ventilation at insertion 11,104 (76.1)
Vasopressor at insertion 7804 (53.5)
Antibiotic at insertion 9149 (62.7)
  1. SD, standard deviation; IQR, interquantile range; CVC, central venous catheter