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Table 1 Patient demographics and outcomes, by first event following acute lung injury onset

From: Age and decisions to limit life support for patients with acute lung injury: a prospective cohort study

   By first event
  All patients ( N= 490) Discharge ( N= 235) Cardiac arrest ( N= 63) Limitation in life support ( N= 192)
Age 52 (42 to 62) 48 (40 to 59) 50 (41 to 63) 56 (48 to 66)
Female 43.5 46.0 41.3 41.1
Nonwhite 40.8 39.2 46.0 41.2
Oncology comorbidity 18.4 15 17 22
Charlson Comorbidity Index 2 (1 to 4) 1 (0 to 3) 3 (1 to 5) 3 (1 to 4)
Functional Comorbidity Index 1 (1 to 3) 1 (1 to 3) 1 (0 to 3) 1 (1 to 3)
Study site hospital     
1 38.0 31.9 42.9 43.8
2 31.0 31.9 33.3 29.2
3 31.0 36.2 23.8 27.1
Days in hospital before ALI onset 2 (1 to 6) 2 (1 to 5) 2 (1 to 10) 3 (1 to 7)
Medical ICU 80.4 74.9 84.1 85.9
APACHE II score at ICU admission 26 (20 to 33) 23 (19 to 29) 33 (22 to 38) 29 (22 to 35)
SOFA score at ALI onset 9 (7 to 12) 8 (5 to 10) 12 (8 to 14) 11 (8 to 14)
Survival to ICU discharge 56.3 100.0 23.8 13.5
  1. Data presented as median (interquartile range) or percentage. ALI, Acute lung injury; APACHE, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation; SOFA, Sequential Organ Failure Assessment.