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Table 6 Association between patients’ characteristics and CDT status infection respective to underlying diseases condition

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

Characteristics No. of total patients Pancreatic diseases Hepatic diseases Renal diseases Malignancies Miscellaneous diseases Chi-square
p-value
Gender
 Male
  CDT pos 302 74 37 54 71 66 < 0.05*
  CDT neg 1073 158 151 226 279 259
  Total 1375 232 188 280 350 325  
 Female
  CDT pos 138 30 11 19 39 39 0.23
  CDT neg 523 78 46 109 128 162
  Total 661 108 57 128 167 201  
Age groups in years
 2 to < 20
  CDT pos 67 5 1 6 40 15 0.75
  CDT neg 227 7 4 18 144 54
  Total 294 12 5 24 184 69  
 20 to < 40
  CDT pos 149 36 25 24 32 32 0.13
  CDT neg 581 93 103 141 111 133
  Total 730 129 128 165 143 165  
 40 to < 60
  CDT pos 146 50 13 30 20 33 0.03*
  CDT neg 521 107 60 126 78 150
  Total 667 157 73 156 98 183
 60 and above
  CDT pos 78 13 9 13 18 25 0.82
  CDT neg 267 29 30 50 74 84
  Total 345 42 39 63 92 109  
Antibiotics receipt
 Nil        
  CDT pos 85 13 8 19 16 29 0.80
  CDT neg 352 37 28 98 64 125
  Total 437 50 36 117 80 154  
 Single
  CDT pos 154 39 23 16 34 42 0.09
  CDT neg 535 84 88 88 119 156
  Total 689 123 111 104 153 198  
 Multiple
  CDT pos 201 52 17 38 60 34 0.07
  CDT neg 709 115 81 149 224 140
  Total 910 167 98 187 284 174  
  1. CDT Clostridium difficile toxins, pos positive, neg negative
  2. * Significant p-value