Skip to main content

Table 4 Patient characteristics (per protocol analysis)

From: A randomised controlled comparison of early post-pyloric versus early gastric feeding to meet nutritional targets in ventilated intensive care patients

Variable No post-pyloric tube
Median (IQR)
Post-pyloric tube
Median (IQR)
Age 53 (42-64) 56 (40-67)
Sex (M:F) 35:29 19:25
APACHE II score 26 (21-31.5) 28.5 (22.5-33.5)
Length of stay in days 4.97 (2.0-10.0) 5.57 (2.8-9.8)
Ventilator days 3.43 (1.6-8.4) 4.92 (2.3-8.2)
Number of interal feed days 3.1 (1.3-6.6) 4.02 (1.9-7.5)
  1. APACHE= Acute Physiologic and Chronic Health Evaluation; F = female; IQR = inter-quartile range; M = male.