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Table 1

From: Profile and outcome in elderly patients requiring mechanical ventilation

Variable MV group (n = 116) No MV (n = 51) P
Age (years) 84.4 ± 4.2 83.8 ± 3.7 0.46
Females 73 (69.5%) 32 (30.5%) NS
Clinical admission 81 (69%) 36 (31%) 0.54
APACHE II 20 ± 7.2 14.8 ± 5 < 0.0001
MODS total 4.9 ± 3.1 2.4 ± 2.2 < 0.0001
Central nervous system 0.9 ± 1.4 0.65 ± 1.2 0.5
Cardiovascular 1.2 ± 1.3 0.5 ± 0.9 < 0.0001
Respiratory 1.5 ± 1.2 0.4 ± 0.7 < 0.0001
Renal 0.9 ± 1.1 0.45 ± 0.8 0.007
Hematologic 0.26 ± 0.65 0.2 ± 0.5 0.6
Hepatic 0.25 ± 0.6 0.2 ± 0.5 0.9
Sepsis 68 (85%) 12 (15%) < 0.0001
Septic shock 47 (96%) 2 (4%) < 0.0001
Length of stay – ICU (days) 12 ± 13 5.5 ± 5.2 0.002
Length of stay – hospital (days) 27.3 ± 26 30.5 ± 33 0.64
ICU mortality 91 (78%) 1 (1.8%) < 0.0001
Hospital mortality 100 (86%) 11 (20%) < 0.0001