TABLE 1

Characteristics of study populationa

CharacteristicCDI-positive patients (n = 50)CDI-negative patients (n = 50)Control patients with no diarrhea (n = 45)
Avg (range) age (yr)58 (2–91)56 (21–83)63 (22–85)
No. of patients by:
    Ethnicity
        Asian110
        B/AA10811
        H/L469
        W/C282925
        Other76
    Gender
        Female272419
        Male232626
  • a CDI, patients with C. difficile infection; B/AA, black/African-American; H/L, Hispanic/Latino; W/C, white/Caucasian.