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Table 1 Base-line characteristics and outcome of patients included in the study

From: Sepsis biomarkers in unselected patients on admission to intensive or high-dependency care

Variable SIRS criteria not fulfilled SIRS not categorised as sepsis or non-infective Non-infective SIRS Sepsis
    Without organ dysfunction With organ dysfunction Without organ dysfunction With organ dysfunction
N 21 36 25 50 11 76
Age (years) (IQR) 72.1 (61.5 to 75.4) 66.8 (40.5 to 77.5) 63.3 (51.2 to 71.5) 62.6 (51.0 to 74.5) 65.1 (42.6 to 73.4) 66.7 (54.3. to 75.8)
Female, n (%) 5 (29%) 19 (53%) 11 (44%) 21 (42%) 6 (54%) 30 (39%)
HDU, n (%) 6 (33%) 4 (11%) 11 (44%) 4 (8%) 4 (36%) 4 (5%)
Surgical 14 (78%) (36%) 20 (80%) 19 (38%) 10 (91%) 36 (47%)
SOFA score Day 1 (IQR) 4 (3 to 7) 5 (3 to 8) 1 (1 to 2) 6 (3 to 8) 2 (1 to 3) 7 (5 to 10)
Length of stay on ICU/HDU (days) (IQR) 2.8 (1.3 to 8.3) 3.4 (1.3 to 8.6) 1.3 (0.3 to 3.1) 2.4 (1.1 to 5.1) 1.8 (1.3 to 10) 4.1 (2.4 to 7.8)
Mortality on ICU/HDU n (%) 0 3 (8%) 1 (4%) 4 (8%) 0 12 (16%)