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Table 1 Patient and sample metadata

From: Dynamics of the fecal microbiome in patients with recurrent and nonrecurrent Clostridium difficile infection

Patient group Number of patients (total n, %) Number of samples (total n, mean n/patient, range) Relative distance to index sampling (median days, range) Age (years; mean, range) Sex (n, %) Number of patients with known IBD (total n, %) Number of patients with known antibiotic exposure prior to CDI (total n, %)
Nonrecurrent 42 (66.3 %) 80, 2/patient (1–4 samples) 8 (1–110) 57.7 (18–89) F: 18 (43 %)
M: 24 (57 %)
2 (5 %) 15 (36 %)
Recurrent 32 (19.4 %) 94, 3/patient (1–6 samples) 42 (3–596) 53.9 (26–84) F: 22 (69 %)
M: 10 (31 %)
0 5 (15 %)
Reinfected 19 (14.3 %) 51, 3/patient (1–7 samples) 134 (5–799) 56.4 (23–78) F: 10 (53 %)
M: 9 (47 %)
1 (5 %) 5 (26 %)
Total 93 225, 2.4/patient (1–7 samples) 31 (1–799) 55.6 (18–89) F: 50 (54 %)
M: 43 (46 %)
3 (3 %) 25 (27 %)
  1. The number of patients and samples per group, with age, sex, and relative distance to initial sampling per patient group. F female, M male