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Volume 19, Number 11—November 2013

CME ACTIVITY - Research

Possible Association between Obesity and Clostridium difficile Infection

Jason Leung, Bob Burke, Dale Ford, Gail Garvin, Cathy Korn, Carol Sulis, and Nahid BhadeliaComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA (Leung, J.); Boston Medical Center, Boston (B. Burke, D. Ford, G. Garvin, C. Korn, C. Sulis, N. Bhadelia)

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Table 2

Binary logistic regression analyses of characteristics associated with cases of Clostridium difficile infections associated with community onset, community onset–health care-associated, and health care onset

CharacteristicsCommunity onset vs community onset–health care associated*Community onset vs health care onset*Community onset–health care associated vs health care onset*
Fully adjusted odds ratio (95% CI)
Age>65
0.35† (0.13–0.92)
0.98 (0.40–2.38)
3.20 (0.91–11.25)
Obesity (BMI>30)
4.06† (1.15–14.36)
1.42 (0.59–3.55)
0.32 (0.07–1.42)
Irritable bowel disease
5.34 (0.61–46.37)
6.40‡ (0.73–56.17)
0.63 (0.03–13.43)
Prior antibiotics
1.91 (0.72–5.11)
0.29† (0.11–0.76)
0.08† (0.02–0.28)
Antiulcer medication0.62 (0.24–1.63)0.79 (0.37–1.90)1.65 (0.52–5.23)

*Reference category.
†p<0.05.
‡p<0.10.

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