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Table 1 Participant demographic and clinical data

From: Gut metabolites predict Clostridioides difficile recurrence

  Recurrers
N = 19
Non-recurrers
N = 34
P value
Demographic data
Race
  Black 1 7 0.36
  Hispanic 3 2
  White 15 25
Sex
  Male 5 13 0.55
  Female 14 21
Age
  Mean 57.2 ± 17.2 58.4 ± 14.3 0.7
  Range (22, 93) (30, 87)
Clinical data
Body-mass index (BMI)
  Mean 28.3 ± 6.9 29.2 ± 9.3 0.87
  Range (20.1, 45.1) (19.4, 66.7)
Test used for diagnosis
  PCR 4 17 0.046
  EIA toxin 15 17
Initial treatment antibiotic used
  Vancomycin 11 27 0.12
  Metronidazole 8 7
Prior PPI use
  No 11 17 0.77
  Yes 8 17
  1. Statistical testing was performed using Fisher’s exact test for binary variables, the chi-squared test for categorical variables, and the Wilcoxon rank-sum test for continuous variables
  2. PCR Polymerase chain reaction, GDH Glutamate dehydrogenase, PPI Proton-pump inhibitor