Table 1

Pooled infection rates in 137817 patients with stroke

All studies

ICU studies

Non-ICU studies


No. of included studies

87

8

79

No. of evaluated patients

137817

871

136946

Infection rates

% (95%CI)

% (95%CI)

% (95%CI)


All infections

30 (24-36)

45% (38-52%)

28% (22-34%)

Pneumonia

10 (9-10)

28% (18-38%)

9% (9-10%)

Urinary tract infection

10 (9-12)

20% (0-40%)

10% (8-11%)


Footnote Table 1: CI denotes confidence interval

Westendorp et al. BMC Neurology 2011 11:110   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-11-110

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