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Table 1 Demographic data of the patients investigated

From: Ventilator associated pneumonia: comparison between quantitative and qualitative cultures of tracheal aspirates

Parameter Value
Number of patients 106
Age (years) 66.6 ± 18.3
Ratio of males to females (n) 88/18
APACHE II score 20.1 ± 6.5
Clinical category (n [%])  
   Medical 64 (60.3%)
Cancer 21 (19.8%)
Neurological 30 (28.2%)
   Surgical 42 (39.7%)
  1. APACHE, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation.