TABLE 4.

Relationship Between Meningitis and Study Characteristics

CharacteristicCategoryNo. of StudiesPrevalence OR(95% CI)
Median year of studyBefore 199172.18(1.16–4.10)
1991 or later81.0(referent)
Study typeProspective31.4(0.50–3.6)
Retrospective121.0(referent)
No. of centers1130.95(0.35–2.5)
>121.0(referent)
Mortality attributed to Candida by author<0.2551.6(0.82–3.1)
≥0.25101.0(referent)
Proportion of infections caused by C albicans<0.872.8(1.27–6.4)
≥0.851.0(referent)