TABLE 2

C difficile Detection and Ct Values in Children With AGE Versus HCs by Age

AGE (n = 250)HC (n = 274)PTotal
C difficile positive, n (%)
 All36 (14)76 (28)<0.001112 (21)
 <1 y (n = 297)24 (18)52 (32)0.00576 (26)
 1–2 y (n = 227)12 (10)24 (21)0.02336 (16)
Ct values for C difficile–positive samples, n = 112
 Mean (SD)30 (4.6)30 (4.3)
 Median (IQR)28.3 (26.2–34.6)30 (26.0–33.1).663
  • IQR, interquartile range; —, not applicable.