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Table 2 Patient characteristics

From: Death after percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy: a systematic review and analysis of risk factors

Characteristic Values
Number of patients 71
Median age (years) 66 (range 4-95)
Gender   
 female 33 (46.5%)
 male 16 (22.5%)
 not specified 22 (31.0%)
Main diagnosis   
 pulmonary disease 15 (21.1%)
 neurologic disease 18 (25.4%)
 trauma 9 (12.7%)
 cardiac disease 5 (7.0%)
 surgical procedure 4 (5.6%)
 vascular disease 3 (4.2%)
 not specified 17 (23.9%)
Type of intensive care unit   
 interdisciplinary 13 (18.3%)
 surgical 11 (15.5%)
 medical 7 (9.9%)
 neurological 6 (8.5%)
 cardiothoracic 1 (1.4%)
 trauma 3 (4.2%)
 not specified 30 (42.3%)
Median duration of intubation before tracheostomy (days) 11 (range 0-33)