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Table 2 Demographic data and mortality of study patients

From: National intensive care unit bed capacity and ICU patient characteristics in a low income country

Variable  
Age: Mean 35.52
Length of stay in a hospital unit: Median (IQR) 3 (4-17)
Sex n (%)
Male 1002 (56.5%)
Female 772 (43.5%)
Origin n (%)
Kampala 989 (55.8)
Outside of Kampala 760 (42.9)
Not recorded 24 (1.4)
Nationality n (%)
Local 1646 (92.8)
Foreigner 108 (6.1)
Not recorded 19 (1.1)
Mortality by referring unit/specialty n (%)
Neurosurgery 177 (24.8)
Medical emergency 273 (38.2)
Surgical emergency 54 (7.6)
Post-operative 105 (14.7)
Obstetric 22 (3.1)
Paediatric post-operative 32 (4.5)
Paediatric medical 51 (7.1)
Not recorded 1 (0.1)
Mortality by top 4 major working diagnoses n (%)
Sepsis 126 (49.0)
Head injury 147 (45.3)
Acute respiratory distress syndrome/acute lung injury 89 (41.8)
HIV/AIDS related 63 (35.6)