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Table 2 Frequency of severe sepsis according to gender in the whole population andstratified by age

From: The influence of gender on the epidemiology of and outcome from severe sepsis

  All patients (n= 3,902) Patients aged ≤ 50 years (n= 703) Patients aged > 50 years (n= 3,199)
  Male Female Male Female Male Female
N 2,479 1,423 474 229 2,005 1,194
On admission to the ICU       
   Severe sepsis and septic shock 119 (4.8) 51 (3.6)* 17 (3.6) 4 (1.7)* 102 (5.1) 47 (3.9)*
   Septic shock 72 (2.9) 28 (2)* 12 (2.5) 0 (0.0) 60 (3) 28 (2.3)*
Any time during the ICU stay       
   Severe sepsis and septic shock 220 (8.9) 85 (6) 47 (9.9) 10 (4.4) 173 (8.6) 75 (6.3)
   Septic shock 103 (4.2) 42 (3)* 23 (4.9) 2 (0.9) 80 (4) 40 (3.4)*
Severe sepsis within 48 hours of admission 99 (4) 33 (2.3) 30 (6.3) 6 (2.6)* 69 (3.4) 27 (2.3)*
ICU-acquired severe sepsis (> 48 hours) 121 (4.9) 52 (3.7)* 17 (3.6) 4 (1.7)* 104 (5.2) 48 (4)*
  1. *P = 0.1 to 0.05, P = 0.05 to 0.01,P < 0.01 compared with males.