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Table 6 Characteristics, physiology on day 1, and outcome in hypothermic (body temperature ≤36.5°C) and non-hypothermic patients without septic shock

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 = 65) Non-hypothermia (n = 277) P-value
Age, years 78 (70 to 82.5) 71 (58 to 81) 0.004
DIC score 3 (2 to 5) 3 (2 to 5) 0.133
SOFA score 7.5 (5 to 11) 6 (4 to 8) 0.004
APACHEII score 24 (18 to 27) 19 (15 to 24) <0.001
Outcome    
28-day mortality 21.5% (n = 14) 13.4% (n = 37) 0.096
Hospital mortality 30.8% (n = 20) 17.0% (n = 47) 0.012
  1. DIC, disseminated intravascular coagulation; SOFA, sequential organ failure assessment; APACHE, acute physiology and chronic health evaluation. Results are presented as median (IQR) or % (number).