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Table 2 Association of CDT status with gender, age and antibiotic receipt, irrespective to underlying diseases conditions

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

Gender, age and antibiotics received Patients
n (%)
CDT neg
n (%)
CDT pos
n (%)
Chi-square
p-value
Gender
 Male 1375 (67.5) 1073 (78.0) 302 (22.0) 0.617
 Female 661 (32.5) 523 (79.1) 138 (20.9)
 Total 2036 (100) 1596 (78.4) 440 (21.6)  
Age groups in years
 2 to < 20 294 (14.4) 227 (14.2) 67 (15.2) 0.773
 20 to < 40 668 (32.8) 522 (32.7) 146 (33.2)
 40 to < 60 729 (35.8) 580 (36.4) 149 (33.9)
 60 and above 345 (17) 267 (16.7) 78 (17.7)
 Total 2036 (100) 1596 (78.4) 440 (21.6)  
Antibiotics receipt
 Nil 437 (21.5) 352 (80.6) 85 (19.4) 0.461
 Single 689 (33.8) 535 (77.6) 154 (22.4)
 Multiple 910 (44.7) 709 (77.9) 201 (22.1)
 Total 2036 (100) 1596 (78.4) 440 (21.6)  
  1. CDT Clostridium difficile toxins, pos positive, neg negative