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Table 4 Mortality percentages of patients with hypoglycemia and without hypoglycemia, stratified by different clinical characteristics

From: Mild hypoglycemia is independently associated with increased mortality in the critically ill

Characteristic Hypoglycemia No hypoglycemia P-value
Diagnostic category    
Medical 33.9 19.2 < 0.0001
Surgical/trauma 21.8 7.1 < 0.0001
Diabetes 27.2 10.5 < 0.0001
No diabetes 30.0 9.7 < 0.0001
ICU LOS    
< 3 days 28.3 11.4 < 0.0001
3 to 7 days 29.0 14.6 < 0.0001
> 7 days 30.6 22.2 0.0024
Frequency of BG tests    
< 6/day 25.2 14.4 < 0.0001
6 to 9/day 31.3 12.1 < 0.0001
> 9/day 29.9 13.0 < 0.0001
  1. BG, blood glucose; LOS, length of stay