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Table 5 Annual incidence of sepsis in Dutch intensive care units based on survey prevalence

From: Prevalence and incidence of severe sepsis in Dutch intensive care units

Disorder National prevalence Di (days) Incidence/year1 Incidence/1,000 inhabitants
Sepsis 337 ± 23 12.7 ± 1.0 9726 ± 1008 0.60 ± 0.06
Severe sepsis 316 ± 23 13.3 ± 1.1 8643 ± 929 0.54 ± 0.06
Septic shock 125 ± 16 11.6 ± 1.5 3932 ± 710 0.24 ± 0.04
  1. Values are expressed as means ± standard error. 1Calculation according to Eqn 2 (see text). Di, duration of intensive care unit stay associated with disorder.