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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of patients with bloodstream infections due to Gram-negative bacilli.

From: Altered blood glucose concentration is associated with risk of death among patients with community-acquired Gram-negative rod bacteremia

Characteristics Value
Demographics  
   Male sex 458 (52.7)
   Age >65 y 635 (73.1)
Comorbidity  
   Diabetes mellitus 139 (16)
   Neoplasm 81 (9.3)
   COPD 81 (9.4)
   Dementia 71 (8.2)
   Liver cirrhosis 48 (5.5)
   Stroke 51 (5.9)
   Immunosuppression 37 (4.3)
   Chronic renal failure 29 (3.4)
   Charlson index ≥3 145 (16.7)
Microorganism  
   E. coli 710 (81.7)
   Klebsiella spp. 53 (6.1)
   Proteus spp. 44 (5.1)
   Salmonella spp. 39 (4.5)
   Enterobacter spp. 22 (2.5)
   Polymicrobial bacteremia 67 (7.7)
Adequate empirical treatment 648 (74.6)
Presentation  
   Septic shock 9 (1.0)
Outcome  
   Required ICU 29 (3.3)
   In hospital mortality 63 (7.2)
  1. Data are no. (%) of patients. ICU: Intensive care unit.