Table 2

Univariate analysis between study or population characteristics and reported infection rates

Study/population characteristic*

No. of studies

No. of evaluated patients

P-value


Study design

Prospective design

18

9174

0.82

Consecutive enrollment

18

9174

0.42

Study aim on infection

18

9174

0.89

Observation period

17

8844

0.03

Population characteristics

Income country

18

9174

0.94

Age

18

9174

0.35

Gender

18

9174

0.86

ICU population

18

9174

0.05

Infarction of bleeding

18

9174

0.15

Stroke severity (NIHSS)

5

1818

0.14

Lowered consciousness

6

2365

0.06

Dysphagia

6

395

0.97


Footnote Table 2: definitions of characteristics can be found in Additional File 1: Table S3

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

Open Data