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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of ARDS survivor in qualitative study compared with cohort at five years

From: Education and support needs during recovery in acute respiratory distress syndrome survivors

Baseline characteristics Qualitative study
n = 25 (%)
Non-participants
n = 39 (%)
ARDS cohort at five years
n = 64 (%)
Proportion of females 11 (45.8) 18 (46) 31 (48)
Age (years)* 48.3 40.5 44
Proportion with spouse 18 (75) - -
Time since ICU discharge (months)* 75.5 77.9 79
APACHE II score¶* 24 21 23
Maximal lung injury score§* 4 3.67 3.7
Length of stay in ICU (days)* 28 25 26
Rehabilitation:    
   Inpatient 4 (16) 11(29) 14 (22)
   Outpatient 19 (76) 26(67) 44 (69)
Education (post-secondary level) 16 (66.7) 21(72.4) 52 (81.2)
Annual family income ($CDN)* 40,000-49,000 40,000-49,000 40,000-49,000
  1. *Median values
  2. ¶APACHE = Acute Physiology, Age, and Chronic Health Evaluation. Scores can range from 0 to 71; higher scores indicate more severe illness.
  3. §Static compliance was not measured. The cumulative score was the sum of the chest x-ray, hypoxemia and positive end expiratory pressure scores. Scores can range from 0 to 4; higher scores indicate more severe lung injury.
  4. ARDS = acute respiratory distress syndrome; $CDN = currency in Canadian dollars.