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Table 5 Comparison of device associated infection rates (per 1000 device-days) in the studied Moroccan ICU, in ICUs of the International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) and the U.S. National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).

From: Health-care associated infections rates, length of stay, and bacterial resistance in an intensive care unit of Morocco: Findings of the International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC)

  Studied ICU
(Morocco)
2004-2008
Pooled Mean
INICC
2002-2005
Pooled Mean
U.S. NHSN 2005-2006 Pooled Mean (Interquartile range, 25%-75%)
Medical ICU    
   CVC-BSI 15.7 12.5 2.9 (0.8-4.2)
   CAUTI 11.7 8.9 4.4 (1.8-5.6)
   VAP 43.2 24.1 3.1 (0.9-4.6)
  1. CVC-BSI: central vascular catheter-associated blood stream infection, CAUTI: catheter-associated urinary tract infection, VAP: Ventilator-associated pneumonia.