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Table 3 Univariate analysis for risk factors of bacteremia

From: Clinical impact of body mass index on bactibilia and bacteremia

Characteristics Bacteremia No bacteremia p
(n = 30, 21.6%) (n = 109, 78.4%)
Age (years), Median (Interquartile range) 73 (61.75–81) 67 (57.5–74) 0.02
Sex, number (%)    0.84
Male 17 (56.7%) 65 (59.6%)  
Female 13 (43.3%) 44 (40.4%)  
Smoking (%)    0.38
Number of patients 6 (20%) 14 (12.8%)  
Alcohol (%)    0.64
Number of patients 9 (30%) 27 (24.8%)  
BMI, Mean ± SD 23.7 ± 4.2 24 ± 3.2 0.70
BMI stage (%)    0.84
Stage 1 (<23) 14 (46.7%) 44 (40.4%)  
Stage 2 (23 ≤ BMI < 25) 2 (6.7%) 25 (22.9%)  
Stage 3 (25 ≤ BMI) 14 (46.7%) 40 (36.7%)  
Cholesterolosis (%) 3 (10%) 9 (8.3%) 0.72
Duration of hospital stay Mean ± SD (days) 20.8 ± 13.9 21.6 ± 16.3 0.80
HTN (%) 15 (50%) 45 (41.3%) 0.41
DM (%) 2 (6.7%) 21 (19.3%) 0.16
  1. BMI: Body mass index; SD: Standard deviation; HTN: Hypertension; DM: Diabetes mellitus.