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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of alcoholic patients with and without complications and nonalcoholic patients admitted to ICUs within the Aarhus University Hospital Network, Denmark, 2001 to 2007

From: Three-year mortality among alcoholic patients after intensive care: a population-based cohort study

  Nonalcoholic patients Alcoholic patients with complications Alcoholic patients without complications
  ( n ) (%) ( n ) (%) ( n ) (%)
Overall 15,619 92.7 444 2.6 785 4.7
Age (years)       
15-44 3,559 22.8 86 19.4 253 32.2
45-59 3,353 21.5 226 50.9 340 43.3
60-74 5,400 34.6 123 27.7 166 21.2
75+ 3,307 21.2 9 2.0 26 3.3
Gender       
Female 6,530 41.8 130 29.3 239 30.5
Male 9,089 58.2 314 70.7 546 69.6
Comorbidity score a       
Low 6,481 41.5 124 27.9 395 50.3
Medium 5,628 36.0 137 30.9 288 36.7
High 3,510 22.5 183 41.2 102 13.0
Comorbidity       
Ischemic heart disease 1,682 10.8 17 3.8 18 2.3
Congestive heart failure 1,564 10.0 27 6.1 30 3.8
Peripheral vascular disease 1,550 9.9 27 6.1 38 4.8
Cerebrovascular disease 1,915 12.3 46 10.4 82 10.5
COPD 2,331 14.9 69 15.5 114 14.5
Diabetes 1,389 8.9 67 15.1 56 7.1
Cancer 2,831 18.1 41 9.2 73 9.3
Marital status       
Married 7,609 48.7 154 34.7 225 28.7
Divorced 3,165 20.3 109 24.6 265 33.8
Widow(er) 1,777 11.4 134 30.2 233 29.7
Never married 2,402 15.4 29 6.5 45 5.7
Unknown 666 4.3 18 4.1 17 2.2
  1. aLevel of Charlson Comorbidity Index (see text for details). COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.