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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of the patients for all recruited patients and comparing the non-survivors with survivors within 90-days

From: Sepsis-related deaths in the at-risk population on the wards: attributable fraction of mortality in a large point-prevalence study

  All patients (n = 839) Non-survivors (n = 222) Survivors (n = 617) P-value
Age, median (range) 73 (18–103) 79.5 (22–103) 70 (18–100) < 0.0001
Sex, male 411 (49%) 120 (54.05%) 291 (47.16%) 0.078
COPD 230 (27.4%) 50 (23.36%) 180 (30.05%) 0.062
Diabetes 173 (20.6%) 64 (29.91%) 109 (18.20%) 0.0003
Drug abuse 13 (1.5%) 0 (0%) 13 (2.17%) 0.03
Heart failure 94 (11.2%) 43 (20.09%) 51 (8.51%) <  0.0001
Hypertension 272 (32.4%) 76 (35.51%) 196 (32.72%) 0.457
Ischaemic heart disease 145 (17.3%) 46 (21.5%) 99 (16.53%) 0.103
Liver disease 24 (2.9%) 11 (5.14%) 13 (2.17%) 0.028
Neuromuscular disease 29 (3.5%) 11 (5.14%) 18 (3.01%) 0.148
Recent chemotherapy 35 (4.2%) 13 (6.07%) 22 (3.67%) 0.137
Smoker 111 (13.2%) 21 (9.81%) 90 (15.03%) 0.057
Ex-smoker 221 (26.3%) 65 (30.37%) 156 (26.04%) 0.222
Mean number of co-morbidities, median (range) 2 (0–6) 2 (0–6) 1 (0–6) 0.009
  1. Values are number (proportion) or median (range). Comparison between survivors and non-survivors was performed using Chi square or Mann–Whitney U test. P-value of less than 0.05 is italic