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Table 1 Sociodemographic and disease-related characteristics of study participants (N = 396 respondents at 1-year follow-up)

From: Ambulatory and stationary healthcare use in survivors of ARDS during the first year after discharge from ICU: findings from the DACAPO cohort

  N  
Sex male, N (%) 396 264 (66.7)
Age (years), (Md, IQR) 396 56 (47–65)
Educational level 337  
 No school leaving certificate, N (%)   7 (2.1)
 Not yet a school leaving certificate, N (%)   2 (0.6)
 Secondary school leaving certificate, N (%)   131 (38.9)
 Intermediate school leaving certificate, N (%)   121 (35.9)
 University entrance level, N (%)   76 (22.6)
Education scorea: (Md, IQR) 354 3.6 (3.0–3.6)
Employment situation before onset of ARDS 347  
 Full time, N (%)   152 (43.8)
 Part time, N (%)   31 (8.9)
 Irregular, N (%)   5 (1.4)
 Not employed/retired, N (%)   159 (45.8)
Nationality 382  
 German, N (%)   368 (96.3)
 Other, N (%)   14 (3.7)
Living with a partner N (%) 380 294 (77.4)
Health insurance 363  
 Statutory, N (%)   316 (87.0)
 Private, N (%)   42 (11.6)
 Other, N (%)   5 (1.4)
SAPS-II score at admission (without GCS), Md (IQR) 361 38 (31–47)
SOFA score at admission (without GCS), Md (IQR) 345 8 (6–10)
Cause of ARDS 374  
 Pulmonary, N (%)   320 (85.6)
 Extrapulmonary, N (%)   54 (14.4)
Diagnosis of ARDS 386  
 Diagnosis in participating ICU, N (%)   232 (60.1)
 Diagnosis in other ICU (transferred after diagnosis to participating ICU), N (%)   154 (39.9)
Severity of ARDS 387  
 Mild, N (%)   39 (10.1)
 Moderate, N (%)   180 (46.5)
 Severe, N (%)   168 (43.4)
Length of ICU stay until discharge (days), (MD, IQR) 379 23 (14–36)
Length of hospital stay until discharge (days), (MD, IQR) 367 27 (17–40)
Mechanical ventilation at discharge from ICU, N (%) 387 52 (13.4)
  1. Md median, IQR interquartile range, ARDS acute respiratory distress syndrome, ICU intensive care unit, SAPS-II Simplified Acute Physiology Score-II, SOFA sequential organ failure assessment, GCS Glasgow Coma Scale
  2. aDerived from educational and professional levels [36]