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Table 1 Demographics of elderly patients with bacteraemia admitted to an Internal Medicine Ward.

From: Predictors of in-hospital mortality in elderly patients with bacteraemia admitted to an Internal Medicine ward

   Age groups    
  65-74 yrs
(n = 31)
75-84 yrs
(n = 63)
≥ 85 yrs
(n = 41)
Total P
Gender: female n (%) 9 (29.0) 30 (47.6) 23 (56.1) 62 (45.9) 0.026
Admitted from: n (%)          
   Long-term care facility 5 (16.1) 16 (25.4) 19 (46.3) 40 (29.6) 0.004
   Home 26 (83.9) 47 (74.6) 22 (53.7) 95 (70.4)  
Length hosp.: mediana 15 (9-33) 13 (6-22) 11 (7-26) 12 (7-23) 0.513
H. admission b: n (%) 17 (56.7) 28 (47.5) 20 (50.0) 65 (48.1) 0.625
Bedridden state: n (%) 14 (45.2) 34 (54.0) 33 (80.5) 81 (60.0) 0.002
Comorbidity: n (%)          
   Cardiovascular disease 3 (9.7) 16 (25.4) 7 (17.1) 26 (19.3) 0.535
   Pulmonary disease 4 (13.9) 8 (12.7) 6 (14.6) 18 (13.3) 0.817
   Liver disease 2 (6.5) 1 (1.6) 1 (2.4) 4 (3.0) 0.367
   Chronic renal disease 6 (19.4) 10 (15.9) 5 (12.2) 21 (15.6) 0.405
   Cerebrovascular disease 11 (35.5) 36 (57.1) 14 (34.1) 61 (45.2) 0.719
   Hypertension 9 (29.0) 21 (33.3) 12 (29.3) 42 (31.1) 0.977
   Diabetes Mellitus 10 (32.3) 19 (30.2) 12 (29.3) 41 (30.4) 0.790
   Dyslipidemia 0 (0.0) 3 (4.8) 5 (12.2) 8 (5.9) 0.028
Source of Infection: n (%)          
   UTI 12 (38.7) 30 (47.6) 21 (51.2) 63 (46.7) 0.562
   LRI 14 (45.2) 23 (36.5) 13 (31.7) 50 (37.0) 0.500
   Skin ulcer infection 4 (12.9) 8 (12.7) 6 (14.6) 18 (13.3) 0.817
   Bacteraemiac 3 (9.7) 2 (3.2) 2 (4.9) 7 (5.2) 0.415
   Miscellaneous infectionsd 3 (9.7) 2 (3.2) 4 (9.8) 9 (6.7) 0.357
  1. a Length of hospital stay: median (p25-p75)
  2. b Hospital admission in the previous 90 days
  3. c Bacteraemia of unknown source of infection
  4. d Including gastrointestinal, central nervous system, muscle and bone infection
  5. LRI- Lower respiratory infection
  6. UTI- Urinary tract infection