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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of patients entered into the study

From: Plasma DNA concentration as a predictor of mortality and sepsis in critically ill patients

n 52
Age (years) (mean ± standard deviation) 62 ± 18
Male:female sex ratio 32:20
Reason for admission  
   Operative 33
Elective vascular surgery 18
Vascular 5
Gastrointestinal 6
Orthopaedic 3
Urology 3
Other 1
   Emergency surgery 15
Laparotomy 10
Trauma 2
Other 3
   Non-operative 19
Respiratory 8
Cardiac 4
Other 7
Sepsis-related Organ Failure Assessment score on admission 5.5 (3–8)
Admission clinical characteristics  
   Sepsis 19
   Renal failure 8
   Inotropic therapy 16
   Mechanical ventilation 36