Table 2.

Logistic regression predictors of ≥5 CFU/ml in the first positive Candida blood culturea

Potential predictorUnivariable OR (95% CI)P valueMultivariable OR (95% CI)cP value
Blood sourceb
    Peripheral vs. CVC1.28 (0.45–3.6)0.640.82 (0.23–2.9)0.76
    Unknown vs. CVC0.31 (0.11–0.87)0.030.46 (0.14–1.6)0.21
Neutropenia0.27 (0.10–0.76)0.010.44 (0.13–1.5)0.52
Non-albicans Candida spp.1.6 (0.84–3.3)0.141.7 (0.70–4.1)0.24
Pediatric (age <18)15.4 (6.5–36.5)<0.0110.7 (4.3–26.5)<0.01
  • a Abbreviations: CI, confidence interval; CVC, central venous catheter; OR, odds ratio. Boldface data represent statistically significant differences.

  • b Global null hypothesis P value was < 0.01 for “Blood Source” as a predictor in the univariate model.

  • c Overall global null hypothesis P value was <0.01 for the multivariate model.