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Table 3 Baseline patient characteristics

From: Comparison of different pain scoring systems in critically ill patients in a general ICU

Number of patients 113
Age, years 66 ± 15a
Male gender, number 78 (69%)
Body mass index, kg/m2 26.6 ± 4.7a
Diagnostic categories, number  
   Cardiothoracic surgery 83 (73%)
   Non-cardiothoracic surgery 30 (27%)
Mechanical ventilation, number  
   None 56 (50%)
   Pressure-support 36 (32%)
   Volume-controlled 21 (19%)
Median Ramsay Scale score (range) 2.0 (1.0–5.0)
  1. aValues are expressed as mean ± standard deviation.