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Volume 17, Number 6—June 2011

Research

Binary Toxin and Death after Clostridium difficile Infection

Sabrina BacciComments to Author , Kåre Mølbak, Marianne K. Kjeldsen, and Katharina E.P. Olsen
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training, Stockholm, Sweden (S. Bacci); Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark (S. Bacci, K. Mølbak, M.K. Kjeldsen, K.E.P. Olsen)

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Table 2

Relative risk for death within 30 days after diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection, univariate and multivariate analysis, week 1, 2008–week 22, 2009, Denmark*

Variable No. deaths Crude risk ratio (95% CI) Adjusted risk ratio (95% CI)
CD A and B 36 Reference Reference
CD 027 + CD non-027
74
1.8 (1.2–2.7)
1.6 (1.01–2.4)
Male sex
47
0.9 (0.6–1.2)
1.0 (0.7–1.4)
Age group, y
<50 1 Reference Reference
50–59 3 4.9 (0.5–47.2) 4.5 (0.5–43.9)
60–69 9 6.2 (0.8–48.8) 6.0 (0.8–47.3)
70–79 37 14.5 (2.0–105.8) 13.8 (1.9–100.9)
>80
60
17.4 (2.4–125.3)
15.5 (2.1–112.6)
Region
Capital 63 1.4 (1.0–2.1) 0.9 (0.6–1.2)
Other parts of Denmark 47 Reference Reference

*CI, confidence interval; CD, Clostridium difficile.

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