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Table 3 Summary of crude clinical outcomes stratified by hypoglycemia and blood glucose variability

From: The impact of early hypoglycemia and blood glucose variability on outcome in critical illness

Clinical outcome Total
(n = 66,184)
Hypoglycemic episode only
(n = 7209)
Blood glucose variability
(n = 1913)
Neither
(n = 57,969)
P value
ICU length of stay (days) [median (IQR)] 1.9 (1.0 to 4.4) 2.0 (1.0 to 4.6) 2.7 (1.3 to 5.5) 1.9 (1.0 to 4.3) 0.001
Hospital length of stay (days) [median (IQR)] 10.7 (5.9 to 21.0) 10.0 (4.4 to 21.5) 11.4 (4.9 to 24.1) 10.7 (6.0 to 20.9) 0.001
ICU mortality (%) 11.1 17.3 22.6 9.8 <0.001
Hospital mortality (%) 16.9 24.3 30.7 15.5 <0.001
  1. ICU = intensive care unit; IQR = intra-quartile range.