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Table 2 Living conditions of the 30 survivors at phone interview (> 6 months)

From: Results of noninvasive ventilation in very old patients

  Before ICU (n = 30) After ICU (n = 30) p value
Living    0.2
At home, n (%) 27 (90) 22 (73)  
Home care, n (%) 3 (10) 8 (17)  
Global functional status, n (%)    0.2
Full function (ADL 6) 18 (60) 13 (43)  
Moderate impairment (ADL 4-5) 8 (27) 9 (30)  
Severe impairment (ADL < 2) 2 (7) 5 (17)  
Chronic respiratory support, n (%)    < 0.01
No 28 (93) 18 (60)  
NIV dependency 0 8 (27)  
O2 dependency 2 (7) 4 (13)  
  1. ADL, activities of daily living; ICU, intensive care unit; NIV, noninvasive ventilation.