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Table 2 Characteristics of 130 patients who died in association with candidemia

From: Risk factors for fatal candidemia caused by Candida albicans and non-albicans Candida species

Characteristic C. albicans (N = 68) NAC (N = 62) Fisher's Exact Test
  No. % No. % Two-sided P-value
Age 65 years old 56 82.4 36 58.1 0.004*
MICU 6 8.8 10 16.1 0.286
Medical ward stay 24 35.3 32 51.6 0.077*
Cancer 24 35.3 32 51.6 0.077*
Immunosuppressive therapy 17 25 7 11.3 0.069*
Bacteremia 25 36.8 15 24.2 0.133
Bacterial urinary tract infection 23 33.8 10 16.1 0.026*
Prior antifungal administration 5 7.4 9 14.5 0.259
Catheters within 30 days 65 95.6 56 90.3 0.309
ETT 35 51.5 23 37.1 0.114
CVC 57 83.8 41 66.1 0.025*
AL 21 30.9 14 22.6 0.326
Urinary catheter 49 72.1 39 62.9 0.348
PPN 50 73.5 34 54.8 0.029*
Cancer chemotherapy 5 7.4 12 19.4 0.066*
Corticosteroids 26 38.2 18 29 0.354
ANC (N = 44) (N = 40) 1
ANC 1500/mm3 2 4.5 2 5  
WBC (N = 67) (N = 61) 0.0004*
3000/mm3 4 6 14 23  
3000/mm3 to 5000/mm3 35 52.2 38 62.3  
> 15000/mm3 28 41.8 9 14.8  
Platelet (N = 66) (N = 61) 0.011*
20000/mm3 5 7.6 10 16.4  
20000/mm3 to 100000/mm3 20 30.3 29 47.5  
> 100000/mm3 41 62.1 22 36.1  
  1. * Factors selected for multivariate analysis. AL, arterial line; ANC, absolute neutrophil count; CVC, central venous catheter; ETT, endo trachial tube; ICU, Intensive care unit; PN, parenteral nutrition; WBC, white blood cell