Table 2

Sample characteristics

Cases (N = 43)

Controls (N = 97)

P value


Age

Mean (std. dev.)

62.1 (16.8)

66.6 (16.2)

0.143

Gender

female

24 (56%)

55 (57%)

0.922

male

19 (44%)

42 (43%)

Professional status

employed

14 (33%)

22 (23%)

0.319

retired

25 (58%)

69 (71%)

unemployed

4 (9%)

6 (6%)

ASIS

1

5 (12%)

19 (20%)

0.397

2

13 (31%)

28 (30%)

3

7 (17%)

21 (23%)

4

14 (33%)

18 (19%)

5

3 (7%)

7 (8%)

Department

UCC

4 (9%)

10 (10%)

0.897

TIPO

12 (28%)

26 (27%)

RIA

15 (35%)

39 (40%)

ID

12 (28%).

22 (23%)

Type of admission

surgical

3 (7%)

9 (9%)

0.654

medical

40 (93%)

88 (91%)

Type of BSI

lab confirmed

18 (42%)

clinical sepsis

25 (58%)


Test Chi-2 for categorical variables, Student t test for normally distributed data and Mann Whitney U test for ordinal and non-normally distributed (skewed) data.

Tarricone et al. Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2010 8:8   doi:10.1186/1478-7547-8-8

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