TABLE 3.

Study Characteristics Used for Meta-analytic Techniques

CharacteristicCategoryReferences
Median year of studyBefore 19907–10,14,17,19,24–26
1990 or later6,11–13,15,16,18,20,22,23
Study typeProspective6,7,16,18,22,23
Retrospective8–15,17,19,21,24–26
No. of centers16–10,12–17,19–26
>111,18
Mortality attributed to Candida by author<0.259,12,16–19,21–24
≥0.256–8,10,11,13–15,20,25,26
Proportion attributable to C albicans<0.86,8,12,13,16,17,21
≥0.87,9–11,14,15,18–20,22–26