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Table 2 Differences between patients responding and not responding to the questionnaire sent to them

From: Quality of life and persisting symptoms in intensive care unit survivors: implications for care after discharge

  All Responders Full data Responders All Non-responders
Number 87 65 88
Age (median years) 66 (55–73) 63 (53–73) 59 (41–71)
Sex 32% Female 29% Female 34% Female
APACHE II (median) 18 (15–24) 17 (14–22) 17 (12–20)
ICU length of stay (median days) 8 (3–16) 8 (3–14) 5 (3–12)
Hospital length of stay (median days) 25 (15–48) 25 (14–47) 24 (14–36)
Hospital readmission rate 24% 26% 34%
ICU readmission rate 3.5% 4.6% 10%
  1. Characteristics of both groups of responders described; all responders including those with partial data and full responders defined as those with sufficient data to allow PCS and MCS to be calculated. Interquartile range in brackets.