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Table 2 Patient demographic and clinical characteristics

From: A novel sampling method to detect airborne influenza and other respiratory viruses in mechanically ventilated patients: a feasibility study

  Infected patients Control patients
Number of patients 30 5
Age (years)a 58.6 (23–86) 52.6 (21–71)
Gender (male/female) 10/20 3/2
Infection types
 Bacterial 8 0
 Viral 11 0
 Bacteria–bacteria 2 0
 Virus–bacteria 8 0
 Virus–fungus 1 0
Severity and outcomes
 APACHE III scoresa 67 (36–128) 57 (35–83)
 Length of ventilation (days)a 8.7 (2–28) 3.8 (1–8)
 Length of ICU stay (days)a 11.5 (2–37) 6 (2–11)
 Length of hospital stay (days)a 16 (2–45) 8.6 (2–16)
 Alive/dead 22/8 5/0
  1. aData are presented as mean and range (minimum–maximum)