TABLE 1.

Demographic and clinical characteristics of 864 inpatients included in the study

VariableNo. (%) positive or mean ± SD
Male sex492 (57)
Age (yr)50 ± 23
Total length of hospitalization (days)20 ± 20
Previous ambulatory visit(s)a248 (29)
Previous hospitalization(s)a203 (24)
Residence in long-term care facility or
    nursing home24 (3)
Previous ICU admissiona44 (5)
Previous surgerya82 (9)
HIV infection178 (21)
Tracheotomyb32 (4)
Dialysis11 (1)
Central venous catheterb81 (9)
Urinary catheterb148 (17)
Diabetes103 (12)
Cancer109 (13)
Chronic renal failure55 (6)
Cirrhosis54 (6)
Transplantation13 (1.5)
  • a Within 30 days.

  • b At study enrollment.