Table 1.

Demographic and clinical characteristics of long-term hemodialysis patients with and without MDRGN at enrollmenta

VariablePatients Colonized with MDRGN (%; n = 11)Patients not Colonized with MDRGN (%; n = 56)Unadjusted OR (95% CI)P
Age ≥65 yr7 (63)31 (55)1.40 (0.30 to 7.30)0.600
Male6 (55)36 (66)0.60 (0.10 to 2.90)0.500
White10 (91)35 (63)6.00 (0.70 to 27.30)0.070
≥3 yr on hemodialysis5 (45)29 (52)0.80 (0.20 to 3.50)0.700
Previous renal transplant1 (9)3 (5)1.80 (0.03 to 25.00)0.100
Resident of an LTCF6 (55)6 (11)10.00 (1.80 to 54.00)0.001
Charlson score ≥59 (82)32 (57)3.40 (0.60 to 34.30)0.100
Diabetes6 (55)20 (36)2.20 (0.50 to 10.10)0.050
Nonambulatory5 (45)7 (13)5.80 (1.10 to 29.90)0.009
Draining wound2 (18)5 (9)2.30 (0.20 to 16.50)0.400
Hospitalization ≥7 db7 (64)13 (23)5.80 (1.20 to 30.50)0.007
Antibiotic exposure ≥7 db8 (73)15 (27)7.20 (1.50 to 47.00)0.003
  • a CI, confidence interval; LTCF, long-term care facility; MDRGN, multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria; OR, odds ratio.

  • b Mean number of days for study population.