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Table 1 Association between patients’ CDT status and underlying disease condition irrespective to all observed factors

From: Pancreatic disease patients are at higher risk for Clostridium difficile infection compared to those with other co-morbidities

Underlying diseases Patients
n (%)
CDT pos
n (%)
CDT neg
n (%)
Chi-square
p-value
Pancreatic diseases 340 (16.7) 104 (30.6) 236 (69.4) < 0.05*
Hepatic diseases 245 (12.0) 48 (19.6) 197 (80.4)
Renal diseases 408 (20.0) 73 (17.9) 335 (82.1)
Malignancies 517 (25.4) 110 (21.3) 407 (78.7)
Miscellaneous diseases 526 (25.9) 105 (20) 421 (80)
Total 2036 (100) 440 (21.6) 1596 (78.4)  
Post Hoc analysis*
Adjusted p-value*
Pancreatic diseases Hepatic diseases < 0.05*
Renal diseases
Malignancies
Miscellaneous diseases
Hepatic diseases Renal diseases 0.71
Miscellaneous diseases 0.92
Malignancies Hepatic diseases 0.71
Renal diseases 0.42
Miscellaneous diseases 0.71
Miscellaneous diseases Renal diseases 0.71
  1. CDT Clostridium difficile toxins, pos positive, neg negative
  2. *Significant p-value