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Table 1 Characteristics of the CDI episodes of the sample of 80 patients

From: Quality of life and utility decrement associated with Clostridium difficile infection in a French hospital setting

  n (%)
Patients with a first episode of CDI
Patients with previous episode (s)
68 (85.0%)
12 (15.0%)
 Number of previous CDI episodes during the last 2 years (n = 12)
  Mean (SD) 2.0 (1.7)
  Median / Min / Max 1 / 1 / 5
  At least 1 episode in the last 6 months 9 (75.0%)
Presence of a pseudo-membranous colitis 3 (3.8%)
Treated in ICU (n, %)
Death during the hospital stay (n, %)
2 (2.5%)
3 (3.8%)
Zar score of CDI severity
 0 13 (16.3%)
 1 41 (51.3%)
 2 15 (18.8%)
 3 9 (11.3%)
 ≥ 4 2 (2.5%)
Presence of immunosuppression 29 (36.3%)
Number of stools per day at CDI diagnosis
 Mean (SD) 6.3 (3.9)
 Median / Min / Max 5 / 1 / 20
Treatments prescribed for CDI (multiple responses possible)
 Metronidazole (n (%)) 55 (68.8%)
 Vancomycin (n (%)) 27 (33.8%)
 Fidaxomicin (n (%)) 10 (12.5%)
Length of stay (days)
 Mean (SD) 30.3 (29.4)
 Median / Min / Max 19.0 / 2.0 / 149.0
Time elapsed between admission and CDI onset (days)
 Mean (SD) 13.2 (19.7)
 Median / Min / Max 4.0 / 0 / 109