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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of patients

From: Admission of tetanus patients to the ICU: a retrospective multicentre study

Parameters Median [IQ] (min–max) or number (%)
Age 80 [73–84] (22–91)
Male sex 10 (14.3%)
Body mass index 24 [21–29]
Coexisting conditions
 Chronic heart failure 16 (23%)
 Chronic respiratory failure 4 (6%)
 Liver disease 0
 Chronic kidney disease 4 (6%)
 Diabetes 10 (14%)
 Dementia 2 (3%)
 Active cancer 2 (3%)
Charlson Comorbidity Index 4 [3–5]
Knaus’ classification
 Knaus A 35 (50%)
 Knaus B 35 (50%)
 Knaus C or D 0
SAPS II upon ICU admission 33 [26–41]
SOFA upon ICU admission 1 [0–3]