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Table 1 Population surveillance data, number, relative frequency and prevalence of healthcare-associated infections (overall and according to site) according to hospital type and ward

From: Surveillance of healthcare-associated infections in Piemonte, Italy: results from a second regional prevalence study

  No. of patients (%) No. of HAIs (%) HAIs Prevalence % (95% CI) No. of UTIs (prevalence %) No. of BSIs (prevalence %) No. of RTIs (prevalence %) No. of SSIs (prevalence %) No. of other sites (prevalence %)
Hospital type
 Primary 2217 (28.3) 132 (24.8) 6 (5.0-7.0) 47 (2.1) 11 (0.5) 29 (1.3) 11 (0.5) 34 (1.5)
 Secondary 3760 (47.9) 261 (49.1) 7 (6.1-7.8) 74 (2.0) 27 (0.7) 72 (1.9) 30 (0.8) 58 (1.5)
 Tertiary 1864 (23.8) 138 (26.0) 7.4 (6.3-8.7) 34 (1.8) 17 (0.9) 26 (1.4) 16 (0.8) 45 (2.4)
Total 7841 531 (100) 6.8 (6.2-7.3) 155 (2.0) 55 (0.7) 127 (1.6) 57 (0.7) 137 (1.7)
Ward
 General medicine 1779 (22.7) 109 (20.7) 6.1 (5.0-7.2) 42 (2.4) 15 (0.8) 27 (1.5) 5 (0.3) 20 (1.1)
 General surgery 801 (10.2) 43 (8.2) 5.4 (3.8-6.9) 5 (0.6) 2 (0.2) 3 (0.4 18 (2.2) 15 (1.9)
 Medical specialties 2647 (33.8) 208 (39.5) 7.9 (6.9-8.9) 73 (2.7) 19 (0.7) 60 (2.3) 12 (0.4) 44 (1.7)
 Surgical specialties 1980 (25.3) 92 (17.5) 4.6 (3.8-5.7) 24 (1.2) 5 (0.2) 9 (0.5) 19 (0.9) 35 (1.8)
 Intensive care units 333 (4.26) 60 (11.4) 18.0 (14.0-22.6) 9 (2.7) 10 (3.0) 26 (7.8) 3 (0.9) 12 (3.6)
 Paediatrics 285 (3.64) 15 (2.8) 5.3 (3.0-8.5) 2 (0.7) 4 (1.4) - - 9 (3.2)
Total 7825* (100) 527° (100) 6.7 (6.2-7.3) 155 (2.0) 55 (0.7) 125° (1.6) 57 (0.7) 135° (1.7)
  1. *When stratification by ward was performed, we observed missing data for 16 patients.
  2. °When stratification by ward was performed, we observed missing data for 4 infections.