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Table 2 Characteristics associated with the current hospitalization of ICU patients, 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 %
Planned/emergency hospital admission       
Planned 3,665 23.5 44 9.9 59 7.5
Emergency 11,954 76.5 400 90.1 726 92.4
Primary diagnosis       
Infectious disease 392 2.5 15 3.4 33 4.2
Cancer 2,208 14.1 15 3.4 42 5.4
Diabetes 200 1.3 6 1.4 13 1.7
Cardiovascular disease 4,310 27.6 93 21.0 84 10.7
Respiratory disease 1,443 9.2 23 5.2 66 8.4
Gastrointestinal disease 1,419 9.1 189 42.6 99 12.6
Trauma/poisoning 3,255 20.8 44 9.9 275 35.0
Other 2,393 15.3 59 13.3 173 22.0
Surgical procedures       
No surgery 7,830 50.1 339 76.4 555 70.7
Vascular 2,647 17.0 15 3.4 37 4.7
Abdominal 1,342 8.6 36 8.1 40 5.1
Orthopedic 881 5.6 9 2.0 15 1.9
Thoracic 743 4.8 29 6.5 48 6.1
Central nervous
System
1,452 9.3 8 1.8 54 6.9
Other 724 4.6 8 1.8 36 4.6
Department       
Surgical 9,376 60.0 181 40.8 326 41.5
Medical 6,243 40.0 263 59.2 459 58.5
Mechanical ventilation       
Yes 6,692 42.9 172 38.7 308 39.2
Renal replacement therapy       
Yes 1,160 7.4 38 8.6 46 5.9