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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of all patients admitted in the ICU, patients with CASS, comparing day vs. night patients.

From: Differences in compliance with Surviving Sepsis Campaign recommendations according to hospital entrance time: day versus night

Patients' characteristics Total ICU patients,
n= 1223
ICU patients with CASS,
n= 300
Day patients,
n= 123
Night patients,
n= 177
Day vs. night, P value
Age (years), mean (SD) 55 (19) 58 (17) 60 (17) 57 (17) 0.164a
Male sex, n (%) 799 (65) 178 (59) 94 (56) 84 (64) 0.137b
SAPS II, mean ± SD 45 ± 16 58 ± 17 48 (15) 47 (17) 0.506a
ICU LOS, median (IQR) 7 (3-13) 8 (3-15) 8 (3-16) 8 (3-13) 0.587c
ICU mortality rate, n (%) 357 (29) 100 (33) 60 (36) 40 (31) 0.365b
Hospital LOS, median (IQR) 16 (7-32) 16 (7-27) 17 (7-31) 13 (6-24) 0.106c
Hospital mortality rate, n (%) 413 (34) 111 (37) 67 (40) 44 (34) 0.281b
  1. aIndependent sample t-test.
  2. bChi-square test.
  3. cMann-Whitney test.
  4. CASS: Community-acquired severe sepsis; ICU: Intensive care unit; IQR: Interquartile range; LOS: Length of stay; SD: Standard deviation.