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Table 2 Patients factors associated with Surgical Site Infection (SSI) at Bugando Medical Centre

From: Predictors of surgical site infections among patients undergoing major surgery at Bugando Medical Centre in Northwestern Tanzania

Variable SSI    
  Yes n (%)
N = 65
No n (%)
N = 185
P value OR 95% CI
Age in years      
   < 21 12 (18.5%) 49 (26.4%)   1  
   21-40 18 (27.6%) 59 (32.9%) 0.60 1.24 0.54-2.83
   41-60 21 (32.3%) 47 (25.4%) 0.15 1.82 0.81-4.11
   > 61 14 (21.5%) 30 (16.2%) 0.16 1.91 0.78-4.66
Sex      
   Female 26 (40%) 108 (58.3%)   1  
   Male 39 (60%) 77 (42.7%) 0.01 2.12 1.19-3.70
Pre-morbidity      
None
Diabetes
25(38.5%)
9 (13.8%)
167 (90.3)
1 (0.5%)
< 0.001
0.001
0.072
29.6
0.03-0.17
4.3-281
   Hypertension 15(23.1%) 13 (7.0%) 0.002 4.0 2.1-10.8
   HIV/AIDS 7 (10.7%) 2 (1.0%) < 0.001 11.0 2.6-64.2
Pre-morbidity      
   Absent 26 (40%) 168 (90.8%)   1  
   Present 39 (60%) 17 (9.2%) < 0.001 14.8 7.3-29.95
Smoking      
   No 37 (56.9%) 180 (97.3%)   1  
   Yes 28 (43.1%) 5 (2.7%) < 0.001 27 9.87-75.2