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Table 2 Difference of proportions according to applied data correction method for possible skin contaminants.

From: Data correction pre-processing for electronically stored blood culture results: Implications on microbial spectrum and empiric antibiotic therapy

  RDM vs. DFM RDM vs. CFM DFM vs. CFM
  % difference χ2 p-value % difference χ2 p-value % difference χ2 p-value
S. epidermidis 0.7% 0.12 0.728 18.0% 70.96 < 0.0001* 18.7% 68.69 < 0.001*
S. haemolyticus 0.1% 0.04 0.844 0.6% 1.33 0.249 0.7% 0.90 0.342
Corynebacterium spp. 0.2% 0.14 0.705 1.1% 2.26 0.132 1.3% 2.93 0.087
  1. χ2 = Chi-square test; A p-value less than 0.05 (*) is considered to indicate a statistically significant difference.