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Table 4 Characteristics, physiology on day 1 and outcome in hypothermic (body temperature ≤36.5°C) and non-hypothermic severe sepsis patients

From: The impact of body temperature abnormalities on the disease severity and outcome in patients with severe sepsis: an analysis from a multicenter, prospective survey of severe sepsis

  Hypothermia (n = 160) Non-hypothermia (n = 464) P-value
Age, years 76 (64.25 to 83) 71 (60 to 80) 0.001
Septic shock 59.4% (n = 95) 40.3% (n = 187) <0.001
DIC score 4 (2 to 6) 3 (2 to 5) 0.009
SOFA score 10 (7 to 13) 8 (5 to 11) <0.001
APACHE II score 26 (21 to 32) 21 (16.25 to 27) <0.001
Outcome    
28-day mortality 38.1% (n = 61) 17.9% (n = 83) <0.001
Hospital mortality 49.4% (n = 79) 22.6% (n = 105) <0.001
  1. Results are presented as median (IQR) or % (number). DIC, disseminated intravascular coagulation; SOFA, sequential organ failure assessment; APACHE, acute physiology and chronic health evaluation.