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Table 1 ICU patients demographic data per group

From: Malabsorption and nutritional balance in the ICU: fecal weight as a biomarker: a prospective observational pilot study

  < 350 g/day feces
(normal stools)
> 350 g/day feces
(diarrhea)
P value
Demographic data
n 38 10  
Gender, ♂/♀ 22:16 6:4  
Age (year) 63.1 ± 15.9 64.7 ± 13.8 0.773
Height a (m) 1.74 ± 0.09 1.70 ± 0.07 0.174
Weight a (kg) 78.4 ± 16.4 76.1 ± 17.3 0.696
BMI (kg/m 2 ) 25.9 ± 5.6 26.1 ± 4.3 0.907
SOFA b 5.6 ± 2.8 9.4 ± 4.1 0.001
APACHE-II b 22.8 ± 7.3 30.6 ± 11.7 0.023
ICU admission 13 surgical patients 5 surgical patients  
  25 medical patientsc 5 medical patients  
  1. aHeight and weight are estimated values. bAt day of admission into ICU. cMedical diagnosis included neurologic injury, respiratory failure, sepsis, and others). APACHE-II, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II; BMI, body mass index; SOFA, Sequential Organ Failure Assessment.