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Table 3 Sensitivity analysis

From: Infection rates associated with epidural indwelling catheters for seven days or longer: systematic review and meta-analysis

   Larger studies Postoperative, noncancer Smaller studies Predominantly cancer Prospective cancer studies Retrospective cancer studies
Infection Outcome patients Result patients Result patients Result patients Result
Deep infection Percent of patients 15/3125 0.48 42/1503 2.8 2/414 0.48 39/979 4.0
  Incidence per 1000 days   0.45   0.41   0.08   0.50
Superficial infection Percent of patients 87/3125 2.8 107/1110 9.6 11/275 4.0 61/725 8.4
  Incidence per 1000 days   3.4   1.3   0.74   0.95
Overall infection Percent of patients 114/3125 3.6 143/1110 13 11/275 4.0 74/725 10
  Incidence per 1000 days   4.3   1.8   0.74   1.2