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Table 3 Comparisons of outcomes between groups

From: Low-dose corticosteroid treatment and mortality in refractory abdominal septic shock after emergency laparotomy

Groups Corticosteroid Control Difference (95 % CI)
Unadjusted groups
 In-hospital mortality 19.4 % (30/155) 25.1 % (504/2009) −5.7 % (−12.8 to 1.3)
 Catecholamine-free days (SD) 18.9 (9.9) 17.4 (10.5) 1.5 (−0.2 to 3.2)
 Ventilator-free days (SD) 18.7 (10.5) 17.4 (10.7) 1.2 (−0.5 to 3.0)
Propensity score-weighted groups
 In-hospital mortality 17.6 % (369/2101) 25.0 % (541/2164) −7.4 % (−9.9 to −5.0)
 Catecholamine-free days (SD) 19.3 (9.6) 17.4 (10.5) 1.9 (1.3 to 2.5)
 Ventilator-free days (SD) 19.1 (10.4) 17.4 (10.7) 1.7 (1.1 to 2.4)