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Clinical Study

Outcomes and Risk Factors Associated with Clostridium difficile Diarrhea in Hospitalized Adult Patients

Table 3

Factors associated with Clostridium difficile infection among adult patients with hospital-acquired diarrhea according to multivariate logistic regression.

VariableOR (95% CI)P value

Antibiotic treatment in the previous 30 days13.3 (1.40–126.90)0.01
Anorexia0.15 (0.03–0.66)0.01
Abdominal distension3.85 (1.35–10.98)0.01
Presence of fecal leukocytes8.79 (1.41–54.61)0.02

OR: odds ratio; CI: confidence interval.
Variables entered into the model: HIV infection, antibiotic treatment in the previous 30 days, abdominal distension, anorexia, nausea, leukocytosis or leukopenia, and presence of fecal leukocytes.

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