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Table 3 Factors significantly associated with the number of days alive without ventilator support by day 90

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

Parameters Number of days alive without ventilator support by day 90. Median [interquartile range] p value
Age (years)
 ≥ 80 43 [0–57] 0.03
 < 80 53 [45–59]  
SAPS IIa
 ≥ 34 44 [22–54] 0.04
 < 34 57 [43–63]
Any infection
 Yes 45 [27–57] 0.01
 No 60 [48–71]
Bloodstream infection
 Yes 42 [6–51] 0.04
 No 54 [36–52]
Ventilator acquired pneumonia
 Yes 42 [19–57] 0.01
 No 55 [47–63]
Vasopressor use
 Yes 43 [0–57] < 0.05
 No 53 [42–62]
  1. aParameter dichotomised at median value