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Table 3 Difference of proportions according to applied data correction method for obligate pathogens.

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. aureus 1.0% 0.43 0.510 6.7% 14.15 0.0002* 7.7% 16.02 < 0.001*
C. albicans 0.8% 0.67 0.413 2.7% 4.22 0.039* 3.5% 6.61 0.010*
P. aeruginosa 0.1% 0.02 0.881 3.5% 7.50 0.006* 3.6% 6.93 0.008*
  1. χ2 = Chi-square test; A p-value less than 0.05 (*) is considered to indicate a statistically significant difference.