Table 3.

Comparison of risk factors among 15 patients colonized with GRE and 28 controls

CharacteristicCasesControlsP value
No. of patients15 44
Male (no. [%])6 (40)12 (43)
Mean age (yr)61 59
Mean duration of hospital stay (days)
 During present episode18.712.1>0.1
 During previous year27.422.8>0.1
No. (%) of patients who had previously received the following:
 Glycopeptides1 (7)1 (4)>0.1
 Aminoglycosides2 (13)0>0.1
 Fluoroquinolones2 (13)4 (14)>0.1
 Other antibiotics8 (53)14 (50)>0.1
 Any antibiotic10 (67)18 (64)>0.1