Table 1.

Risk factors for species of Enterococcusisolated from inpatients

CharacteristicNo. (%) of patients with:Pa
E. faecalisE. faeciumNo enterococci (controls)b
Total patients7326100
Male/female33/4012/1449/51NS
Prior hospitalization27 (37)4 (15)25 (25)NS
Prior surgery7 (10)2 (8)12 (12)NS
Prior antibiotics30 (41)6 (23)32 (32)NS
Underlying diseases70 (96)26 (100)98 (98)NS
Fast food >3×/week4 (5)2 (8)8 (8)NS
Dental procedure16 (22)7 (27)16 (16)NS
Prior nursing home2 (3)0 (0)5 (5)NS
Travel30 (41)11 (42)30 (30)NS
  • a NS, values not significantly different in multivariate analysis.

  • b Enterococci were not cultured from these patients.