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Table 4 Association between patients’ characteristics with underlying diseases condition, irrespective to CDT status (n = 2036)

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

Characteristics Pancreatic diseases
n (%)
Hepatic
diseases
n (%)
Renal
diseases
n (%)
Malignancies
n (%)
Miscellaneous
diseases
n (%)
Chi-square
p-value
Gender
 Male 232 (68.2) 188 (76.7) 280 (68.6) 350 (67.7) 325 (61.8) < 0.05*
 Female 108 (31.8) 57 (23.3) 128 (31.4) 167 (32.3) 201 (38.2)
 Total 340 (100) 245 (100) 408 (100) 517 (100) 526 (100)  
Age groups in years
 2 to < 20 12 (3.5) 5 (2) 24 (5.9) 184 (35.6) 69 (13.1) < 0.05*
 20 to < 40 157 (46.2) 73 (29.9) 157 (38.5) 98 (18.9) 183 (34.8)
 40 to < 60 129 (37.9) 128 (52.2) 164 (40.2) 143 (27.7) 165 (31.4)
 60 and above 42 (12.4) 39 (15.9) 63 (15.4) 92 (17.8) 109 (20.7)
 Total 340 (100) 245 (100) 408 (100) 517 (100) 526 (100)  
Antibiotics received
 Nil 50 (14.7) 36 (14.7) 117 (28.7) 80 (15.5) 154 (29.3) < 0.05*
 Single 123 (36.2) 111 (45.3) 104 (25.5) 153 (29.6) 198 (37.6)
 Multiple 167 (49.1) 98 (40) 187 (45.8) 284 (54.9) 174 (33.1)
 Total 340 (100) 245 (100) 408 (100) 517 (100) 526 (100)  
  1. CDT Clostridium difficile toxins
  2. * Significant p-value