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Table 1 Patient demographics (n = 30,244,426)

From: Poorer outcomes among cancer patients diagnosed with Clostridium difficile infections in United States community hospitals

Demographic No CDI (n = 29,984,207) CDI (n = 260,219) P valuea
Age (y), median (IQR) 69 (57–78) 71 (61–78) < 0.0001
Sex, % < 0.0001
 Male 50.2 51.3
 Female 49.8 48.7
Race, % < 0.0001
 White 81.5 87.4
 Black 14.4 7.6
 Other 4.1 5.0
Geographic Region, % < 0.0001
 Midwest 26.1 24.2
 Northeast 22.5 26.4
 South 37.0 32.0
 West 14.4 17.4
Hospital Size, % < 0.0001
 6–99 18.1 11.1
 100–199 22.6 21.2
 200–299 20.0 25.3
 300–499 23.4 24.9
 Over 500 15.8 17.5
Principal payment source, % < 0.0001
 Medicare 54.0 60.6
 Medicaid 8.0 5.6
 Private 32.5 31.6
 Self-pay 2.6 0.7
 Other 3.0 1.4
Admission type, % < 0.0001
 Emergency 43.4 55.0
 Urgent 22.1 28.0
 Elective 34.5 17.0
  1. IQR interquartile range, CDI Clostridium difficile infection
  2. aP values represent comparisons between CDI and no CDI diagnosis groups