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Table 3 Main demographic data and clinical characteristics in respondents and nonrespondents to the EQ-5D questionairre

From: Intensive care unit acquired infection has no impact on long-term survival or quality of life: a prospective cohort study

Factor Nonrespondents Respondents P
Age (years) 48 (33–59) 57 (43–69) 0.008
Sex (male) 64.4% 61.3% 0.73
APACHE II score 23 (17–29) 20 (17–26) 0.19
Admission diagnostic category
   Trauma 22.2% 12.8% 0.15
   Surgical, nontrauma 17.8% 33.3% 0.06
   Medical 42.2% 40.4% 0.86
   Neurological 15.6% 7.8% 0.15
Presence of chronic underlying disease 44.4% 59.9% 0.09
ICU length of stay (days) 4.7 (3.0–7.0) 4.4 (2.8–6.6) 0.82
Hospital length of stay (days) 14 (8–22) 18.5 (11–29) 0.05
  1. Values are expressed as median (25th to 75th percentile) or number (%) of patients. APACHE Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation; EQ-5D, five-dimensional EuroQol; ICU, intensive care unit.