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Table 2 Patient characteristics and extrinsic exposures

From: Prevalence of hospital-acquired infections in the university medical center of Rabat, Morocco

  Number of patients Percentage
Age (years)   
 ≤ 15 ans 283 23.7
 16 - 40 387 32.4
 41 - 60 339 28.4
 > 60 186 15.6
Gender   
 Female 600 50.2
 Male 595 49.8
Provenance   
 home 932 78.0
 Hospital 263 22.0
MacCabe index   
 Non fatal disease 742 62.1
 Ultimately fatal disease 394 33.0
 Rapidly fatal disease 59 4.9
ASA* grade   
 0 4 0.3
 1 533 44.6
 2 183 15.3
 3 90 7.5
 4 10 0.8
 5 0 0
 unspecified 375 31.4
Immune deficiency   
 Yes 195 16.3
 No 1000 83.7
Diabetes   
 Yes 101 8.5
 No 1094 91.5
Surgery   
 Yes 240 20.1
 No 955 79.9
Intravascular catheter   
 Yes 276 23.1
 No 919 76.9
Urinary catheter   
 Yes 114 9.5
 No 1081 90.5
mechanical ventilation   
 Yes 14 1.2
 No 1181 98.8
Antimicrobials   
 Yes 392 32.8
 No 803 67.2
Length of hospital sty (days)   
 ≤ 5 341 28.5
 6 - 10 317 26.5
 11 - 20 245 20.5
 > 20 292 24.4
  1. *American Society of Anesthesiologists.