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Volume 28, Number 5—May 2022

Risk for Asymptomatic Household Transmission of Clostridioides difficile Infection Associated with Recently Hospitalized Family Members

Aaron C. MillerComments to Author , Alan T. Arakkal, Daniel K. Sewell, Alberto M. Segre, Sriram V. Pemmaraju, Philip M. Polgreen, and CDC MInD-Healthcare Group
Author affiliation: University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA

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Table 3

Number of cases and enrollee-months in each exposure bin for total days of household-hospitalization using a 60-day exposure window in study of asymptomatic Clostridioides difficile transmission among household members, United States*

No. days family members spent hospitalized 60-day exposure window
No. CDI cases Total enrollment months Incidence†
0 160,267 4,980,648,694 3.22
1–3 2,336 52,798,719 4.42
4–10 1,519 27,457,461 5.53
11–20 315 4,338,929 7.26
21–30 107 1,317,610 8.12
>30 106 1,214,792 8.73

*CDI, Clostridioides difficile infection. †Cases per 100,000 enrollment months.

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