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Table 1 Baseline patient characteristics

From: Assessment and predictors of physical functioning post-hospital discharge in survivors of critical illness

Variable All patients (n = 56)a
Baseline characteristics prior to admission  
Age (year) 61 (41, 68)
Male [n (%)] 30 (54)
Pre-existing comorbidity [n (%)] 32 (57)
Charlson comorbidity index score 3 (1, 4)
Functional Comorbidity Index score 1 (0, 2)
Living independently at home [n (%)] 56 (100)
Body mass index (kg/m2) 26 (22, 33)
ICU characteristics  
Diagnosis at ICU admission [n (%)]  
 Respiratory failure 37 (66)
 Intra-abdominal infection 7 (13)
 Urologic infection 3 (5)
 Poly-trauma 4 (7)
 Other 5 (9)
Sepsis present during admission [n (%)] 39 (70)
ARDS present during admission [n (%)] 13 (23 %)
Any corticosteroid use [n (%)] 10 (18)
Daily dose corticosteroids if received any, mg (prednisone equivalent) 57 (35, 82)
Any neuromuscular blocker use [n (%)] 12 (21)
APACHE II score 19 (16, 24)
SOFA score maximum value 11 (9, 14)
Length of mechanical ventilation (day) 8 (4, 11)
Length of ICU stay (day) 11 (6, 15)
Length of hospital stay (day) 12 (8, 21)
Time to follow-up after hospital discharge (day) 72 (54, 92)
  1. ARDS acute respiratory distress syndrome, APACHE II Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation, SOFA Sequential Organ Failure Assessment, ICU intensive care unit
  2. aReported as median (interquartile range) unless specified