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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of 487 patients

From: A prospective surveillance study for multidrug-resistant bacteria colonization in hospitalized patients at a Thai University Hospital

Baseline characteristics prior to hospitalization n (%)
Mean age ± SD (years) 61.7 ± 17.8
Male gender 221 (45.4%)
Mean length of hospital stay, days (±SD) 14.5 ± 18.5
Median length of hospital stay, days (range) 10.0 (2.0–303.0)
Previous hospitalization 211 (43.3%)
Transfer status
From another hospital 56 (11.5%)
From a long-term care facility 6 (1.2%)
Underlying diseases
Any underlying disease 420 (86.2%)
Hypertension 290 (59.6%)
Diabetes mellitus 184 (37.8%)
Cardiovascular diseases 133 (27.3%)
Cerebrovascular diseases 97 (19.9%)
Chronic liver diseases 88 (18.0%)
Chronic renal diseases 64 (13.1%)
Chronic lung diseases 63 (12.9%)
Malignancy 87 (17.9%)
Solid malignancy 75 (15.4%)
Hematologic malignancy 12 (2.5%)
Hematologic diseases 47 (9.7%)
Prior organ transplantation 7 (1.4%)
Receipt of any immunosuppressive agent within 90 days 75 (15.4%)
HIV infection 16 (3.3%)
Previous antibiotic exposure within 90 days after hospitalization
 Any antibiotic 148 (30.4%)
 Penicillins 19 (3.9%)
 Cephalosporins 60 (12.3%)
 Carbapenems 33 (6.8%)
 Beta-lactam/beta-lactamase inhibitors 27 (5.5%)
 Fluoroquinolones 46 (9.4%)
 Macrolides 19 (3.9%)
 Others 42 (8.6%)
Previous use of indwelling catheters within 90 days
 Urinary catheter 73 (15.0%)
 Nasogastric tube 45 (9.2%)