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Table 5 Descriptive data for the ICU patients with SF-36 score 2 SD under the reference group lower level in at least one of the SF-36 eight dimensions in comparison with the patients with normal SF-36 scores

From: Health-related quality of life scores after intensive care are almost equal to those of the normal population: a multicenter observational study

  Patients with normal level Patients with low level   Patients with low level Patients with low level  
  (n = 553) (n = 227) P valueb Died during the study (n = 38) Survived (n = 189) P valuec
Marital statea    0.004    0.694
 Married/cohabit 372 (68.1) 124 (54.6)   22 (59.5) 102 (54.8)  
 Single 146 (26.7) 85 (37.4)   12 (32.4) 73 (39.2)  
 Widow/widower 28 (5.1) 14 (6.2)   3 (8.1) 11 (5.9)  
Employment before ICUa    0.456    0.252
 Employed/leader 261 (49.1) 106 (46.7)   12 (36.4) 94 (53.1)  
 Retired 222 (41.7) 75 (33.0)   17 (51.5) 58 (32.8)  
 Other 49 (9.3) 29 (12.7)   4 (12.1) 25 (14.2)  
Sick leave before ICU 63 (11.4) 46 (20.3) 0.001    0.144
Born in Swedena 504 (91.3) 199 (87.7) 0.163 35 (92.1) 164 (87.2) 0.398
Education       
 Higher than compulsory schoola 353 (64.4) 146 (65.2) 0.841 27 (71.1) 119 (64.0) 0.404
 High School/university 131 (24.0) 56 (24.7) 0.841 10 (26.3) 46 (24.3) 0.796
  1. Data are expressed as number (%).
  2. aNot all patients answered the question.
  3. bχ2test between the patients with low level on SF-36 and the patients with normal level on SF-36.
  4. cχ2test between those who died and the survivors in the group with low level on SF-36.