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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Iron metabolism in critically ill patients developing anemia of inflammation: a case control study

Characteristics AI (n = 30) Septic controls, high Hb (n = 30) Non-septic controls, high Hb (n = 30) p value
Male, n (%) 19 (63) 19 (63) 19 (63) 1.00
Age, years median (range) 64.5 (20–85) 65.5 (22–81) 64 (21–79) 0.99
APACHE IV score median (range) 82.5 (45–155) 72 (45–128) 71 (17–104) 0.08
Admission type, n (%)
 Surgical ward 7 (23) 4 (13) 7 (23) 0.66
 Medical ward 17 (57) 16 (53) 13 (43) 0.75
 Neurological ward 6 (20) 10 (33) 10 (33) 0.72
SOFA score median (range)
 Sampling moment 1 7 (3–16) 7 (3–10) 5 (0–15) 0.05
 Sampling moment 2 6 (3–17) 6 (1–15) 5 (2–12) 0.09
 Sampling moment 3 5 (2–14) 5 (1–15) 4 (1–12) 0.21
Hemoglobin in mmol/L, mean SD
 ICU admission 7.2 (± 0.7) 8.6 (± 0.8) 8.4 (± 0.7) < 0.01
 Second sample 5.6 (± 0.3) 8.1 (± 0.8) 8.1 (± 0.6) < 0.01
 Third sample 5.3 (± 0.3) 8.1 (± 0.7) 8.0 (± 0.6) < 0.01
ICU mortality, n (%) 4 (13) 2 (7) 3 (10) 0.69
Hospital mortality, n (%) 10 (33) 6 (20) 9 (30) 0.49