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Table 1 Chris Hani Baragwanath intensive care unit (ICU) adult patient profile (1-year period)

From: ICUs worldwide: An overview of critical care medicine in South Africa

Mean age 38 years
Male 65%
Female 35%
Mean APACHE score 20
Diagnoses (ICU)  
   Trauma 53% (MVA, gunshot, stabbings, etc.)
   Medical 30% (sepsis, metabolic, O/D, etc.)
   Postsurgical 4% (elective)
   Obstetrical/gynaecological 5% (PET, HELLP, sepsis, postoperative)
   Infectious diseases 8% (tetanus, malaria, cholera, etc.)
   Actual 31.5%
   Predicted 30%