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Table 1 Epidemiological characteristics of the patients

From: Intensive care for the adult population in Ireland: a multicentre study of intensive care population demographics

Characteristic Value
Patient episodes (n) 1,029
Age (years; mean ± SD) 57 ± 20.8
Sex (male; n [%]) 626 (62%)
Admission type (n [%])  
   Scheduled surgery 211 (20%)
   Emergency admissions 808 (78.5%)
SOFA (mean ± SD)  
   1st day: all 5.45 ± 3.8
   1st day: survivorsa 5.3 ± 3.4
   1st day: nonsurvivorsb 8.9 ± 3.7
ICU length of stay (median [IQR]) 2 (1 to 7)
ICU mortality (n [%])c 162 (17.6%)
Readmissions (n [%]) 72 (7.5%)
Readmission mortality (n [%]) 16 (23%)
  1. aMean ± SD SOFA-max 6.5 ± 3.7. bMean SOFA-max 11.3 ± 3.9. cUnadjusted for case mix, excluding readmissions. ICU outcome data available for 922 first time admissions and 69 readmissions. ICU, intensive care unit; SD, standard deviation; SOFA, Sequential Organ Failure Assessment