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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of patients with and without VARI

From: Ventilator-associated respiratory infection in a resource-restricted setting: impact and etiology

  All VARI (n = 92) VAP (n = 37) VARI without VAP (n = 55) No VARI (n = 286)
Age 48 (36–61.5) 46 (37–62) 50 (35–62) 53 (40–65)
M:F 70:22 25:12 45:10 197:85
SOFA 3 (2–6) 5 (2–8) 3 (1–3) 4 (3–7)
APACHE 8.5 (5–14) 11 (5–15) 7 (5–14) 11 (7–15)
BMI 21.97 (19.72–24.56) 22.12 (21.12–24.61) 21.97 (19.03–23.53) 20.56 (18.69–23.48)
Comorbidity 26 (28.3%) 14 (37.9%) 12 (21.8%) 118 (42.1%)
Hospital previous 90 days† 7 (7.6%) 3 (8.1%) 4 (7.3%) 34 (12.1%)
Transferred for this illness 69 (75%) 27 (73.0%) 42 (76.4%) 212 (75.18)
Antibiotics in last 90 days 4 (4.4%) 3 (8.1%) 1 (1.8%) 21 (7.5%)
CNS infection 11 (12.0%) 1 (2.7%) 10 (18.2%) 49 (17.4%)
Dengue 3 (3.3%) 2 (5.4%) 1 (1.8%) 6 (2.1%)
Sepsis/septic shock 11 (12.0%) 6 (16.2%) 5 (9.1%) 44 (15.6%)
Tetanus 48 (52.2%) 14 (37.8%) 34 (61.8%) 84 (29.8%)
Pneumonia 7 (7.6%) 7 (18.9%) 0 (0%) 66 (23.4%)
  1. Values given are median (IQR) or count (percent)
  2. n = 249