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Table 1 Basic information and clinical symptoms of the 839 enrolled patients suspected of CDI

From: Epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection in hospitalized adults and the first isolation of C. difficile PCR ribotype 027 in central China

Characteristic Number (%)
Age(years)
 18–30 158 (18.9)
 30–40 80 (9.5)
 40–50 152 (18.1)
 50–65 275 (32.8)
  ≥ 65 174 (20.7)
Onset of diarrhea
 HCFA 656 (78.2)
 CA 183 (21.8)
Sex
 Male 590 (70.3)
 Female 249 (29.7)
Season
 Spring (January–March) 114 (13.6)
 Summer (April–June) 350 (41.7)
 Autumn (July–September) 270 (32.2)
 Winter (October–December) 105 (12.5)
Department
 Gastroenterology department 591 (70.4)
 Surgery department 49 (5.8)
 Hematopathology department 47 (5.6)
 Infections department 23 (2.7)
 Organ transplantation department 21 (2.5)
 Comprehensive medical department 18 (2.1)
 ICU 13 (1.6)
 Cardiovascular medicine department 13 (1.6)
 Respiratory medicine department 13 (1.6)
 Other internal medicine department 51 (6.1)
Clinical Symptoms
 Abdominal pain 64 (7.6)
 Hematochezia 63 (7.5)
 Fever (> 37.2 °C) 40 (4.8)
 Vomit 9 (1.1)
  1. HCFA healthcare facility-associated, CA community-acquired