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Table 1 Comparison of demographics and baseline characteristics between patients with a negative CDI test diagnosed via EIA or PCR assay

From: Clinical and economic impact of the introduction of a nucleic acid amplification assay for Clostridium difficile

Characteristic EIA (n = 141) PCR (n = 140) P value
Age, years 62.8 ± 15.8 59.9 ± 15.8 0.118
Gender, male 63 (44.7) 70 (50) 0.372
Charlson comorbidity index 4.3 ± 2.5 3.8 ± 2.6 0.167
Severe CDI 60 (42.6) 60 (42.9) 0.959
ID consult 22 (15.6) 25 (17.9) 0.613
  1. Data presented as mean ± SD or n (%)