TABLE 3.

Crude OR and 95% CI for mortality according to biofilm production by isolates of Candida species

Candida speciesPatients infected by biofilm-positive isolatePatients infected by biofilm-negative isolateOR (95% CI)Pa
Total no.No. (%) who diedTotal no.No. (%) who died
C. albicans3832 (84.2)13065 (50)3.90 (1.72-8.83)<0.001
C. parapsilosis1410 (71.4)5014 (28)4.16 (1.46-11.82)0.003
C. tropicalis208 (40)84 (50)0.88 (0.54-1.45)0.62
C. glabrata64 (66.6)2011 (55)1.46 (0.32-6.62)0.61
Otherb22 (100)64 (66.6)0.34
Total8056 (70)21498 (45.7)2.76 (1.55-5.00)<0.001
  • a P value comparing the number of patients who were infected with a biofilm-positive isolate and died to the number of patients infected with a biofilm-negative isolate and died.

  • b Includes Candida guilliermondii (three patients), Candida krusei (two patients), and Candida spp. (three patients).