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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of 89 patients with C. albicans BSI

From: Time to blood culture positivity as a predictor of clinical outcome in patients with Candida albicansbloodstream infection

Variables N %
Gender   
Male 54 60.7
Female 35 39.3
Age (years)   
<60 38 42.7
≥60 51 57.3
ICU 20 22.5
Diagnosis on admission   
Gastrointestinal disease 24 27.0
Respiratory disease 19 21.4
Neoplasm 11 12.3
Neurologic disease 6 6.8
Cardiovascular disease 5 5.6
Trauma 4 4.5
Renal failure 4 4.5
AIDS 2 2.2
Other 14 15.7
Site of infection   
Catheter 38 42.7
Abdominal 30 33.7
Respiratory 9 10.1
Urinary 8 9.0
Other 4 4.5
Hospital stay prior to BSI (days)   
≤2* 1 1.1
3-7 4 4.5
8-14 11 12.3
15-21 10 11.3
>21 63 70.8
Time to positivity   
≤24 hs 16 18.0
>24 --≤36 hs 23 25.8
>36--≤48 hs 20 22.5
>48hs 30 33.7
Receiving adequate antifungal therapy   
No 69 77.5
Yes 20 22.5