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Table 1 Characteristics of the patients included in the study

From: Benefit of low-dose aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in septic patients

Variables All patients Without NSAIDs With NSAIDs P valuea
Number of patients 979 886 93  
Age, yearsb 67 (56-75) 67 (57-75) 61 (49-71) 0.001
Males/Females, percentage 66.2/33.8 64.7/35.3 81.6/19.4 0.002
APACHE II scoreb 23 (16-29) 23 (16-29) 22 (17-26) 0.160
Length of stay in ICU, daysb 13 (6-23) 12 (5-22) 25 (14-18) 0.0001
Hospital mortality, percentage 42.0 42.9 33.3 0.076
Co-medication, percentage
   Aspirinc 28.0 26.7 39.8 0.008
   Clopidogrel 6.2 6.5 3.2 0.208
   Statins 21.2 20.4 29.0 0.054
  1. aSignificant differences between patients without and those with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs); bvalues are presented as mean (range); c100 mg/day. APACHE II, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II; ICU, intensive care unit.