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Table 2 Univariate analysis of the employment status of ARDS patients before ICU treatment and return-to-work

From: Tracheostomy in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome is not related to quality of life, symptoms of psychiatric disorders or return-to-work: the prospective DACAPO cohort study

 TracheostomyNon-tracheostomyp valueMissing (n)
ICU sample (n = 1205)
 Previous employment, n (%)211 (36.1)197 (40.6)0.133136
 No previous employment, n (%)373 (63.9)288 (59.4)
ICU survivors (n = 877)
 Previous employment, n (%)162 (39)166 (48.4)0.01*119
 No previous employment, n (%)253 (61)177 (51.6)
Respondents after 12 months (n = 388)
 Return-to-work, n (%)34 (35)66 (64)p < 0.001*189
  1. Return-to-work could only analysed in patients which worked before the critical illness
  2. ICU intensive care unit
  3. *p < 0.05