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Table 2 Comparison of the device use rates in elderly and non-elderly patients

From: Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of healthcare-associated infection in elderly patients in a large Chinese tertiary hospital: a 3-year surveillance study

DeviceElderly (≥60 years)
N = 60,332
Non-elderly (< 60 years)
N = 74,305
No. of useUse rate%No. of useUse rate%
Ventilator18543.115442.1134.015< 0.001
Central line39946.641035.571.046< 0.001
Urinary catheter16,37627.120,57727.75.0480.025