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Table 1 Patient characteristics among non-ST117 and ST117 carriers per year (2008-2018); patient characteristics of CT71 strains in 2018 (IQR: interquartile range; LOS: length of stay)

From: Increase of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium strain type ST117 CT71 at Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, 2008 to 2018

Year
Total number of isolates
2008
N = 30
2013
N = 30
2015
N = 30
2018
N = 30
Strain type
No. (%)
Non-ST117
25 (83)
ST117
5 (17)
Non-ST117
21 (70)
ST117
9 (30)
Non-ST117
18 (60)
ST117
12 (40)
Non-ST117
13 (43)
ST117
17 (57)
CT71
13 (43)
Age in years, Median (IQR) 62 (46–72) 69 (56–76) 68 (57–76) 68 (53–71) 72.5 (54–74) 64 (47–72) 60 (54–66) 69 (52–77) 69 (52–75)
Sex, No. (%)
 Male 15 (60) 3 (60) 9 (43) 5 (56) 6 (33) 6 (50) 6 (46) 13 (77) 10 (77)
 Female 10 (40) 2 (40) 12 (57) 4 (44) 12 (67) 6 (50) 7 (54) 4 (23) 3 (23)
LOS in days, Median (IQR) 53 (26–76) 23 (4–74) 32 (15–60) 47 (26–59) 31 (16–52) 34 (15–48) 14 (5–66) 16 (8–55) 40 (16–60)
LOS specimen collection in days, Median (IQR) 19 (6–37) 4 (4–42) 11 (2–24) 19 (11–26) 4.5 (1–12) 5 (1–18.5) 1 (0–42) 2 (0–12) 5 (1–21)
Type ward, No. (%)
 Intensive care unit 10 (40) 2 (40) 9 (43) 5 (56) 10 (56) 3 (25) 4 (30) 8 (47) 7 (54)
 Hematology/oncology 9 (36) 1 (20) 8 (38) 3 (33) 4 (22) 7 (59) 5 (40) 3 (18) 3 (23)
 Surgery 3 (12) 1 (20) 1 (5) 1 (11) 1 (5) 1 (8) 4 (30) 0 (0) 0 (0)
 others 3 (12) 1 (20) 3 (14) 0 (0) 3 (17) 1 (8) 0 (0) 6 (35) 3 (23)
Site of specimen collection, No. (%)
 Screening cultures 4 (16) 1 (20) 19 (90) 7 (78) 13 (72) 11 (92) 12 (92) 11 (65) 9 (69)
 Clinical cultures 21 (84) 4 (80) 2 (10) 2 (22) 5 (28) 1 (8) 1 (8) 6 (35) 4 (31)
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