TABLE 3

Correlations Among Center Characteristics, Initial Antibiotic Courses, BSA Use, and Candidiasis

VariableCCP
Center characteristics
    Candidiasis, range: 2.4%–20.4%1.0N/A
    Average birth weight, range: 732–807 g−0.4829.1118
    Average gestational age, range: 25.5–26.3 wk−0.4274.1658
    Pre-postnatal day 3 mortality, range: 14.5%–29.2%0.1259a.6967a
    Post-postnatal day 3 mortality, range: 9%–26.8%0.2105.5114
Initial antibiotic courses
    Candidiasis, range: 2.4%–20.4%1.0N/A
    % infants with antibiotics for > 5 days, starting on DOL 1, range: 26.9%–69.3%0.4685a.1245a
    % infants with antibiotics for > 5 days, starting on DOL 1, with negative culture on DOL 1, range: 24%–67.9%0.5384.0709
BSA use
    Candidiasis, range: 2.4%–r20.4%1.0N/A
    Average days of BSAs per infant, range: 0.9–15.42 days per infant0.6925.0126
    Average days of BSAs with negative cultures per infant, range: 0.86-13.66 days per infant0.7048.0105
  • DOL indicates day of life.

  • a Spearman rank order correlations for non-normally distributed variables. CCs are otherwise Pearson correlations for normally distributed variables.