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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Posttraumatic stress, anxiety and depression symptoms in patients during the first year post intensive care unit discharge

Parameter Value
Number of patients 255
Male gender, n (%) 160 (62.7)
Age, years mean (SD) 47.9 (15.7)
   Men 45.7 (15.2)
   Women 51.5 (15.7)
Marital status, n (%)  
   - Married 105 (41.0)
   - Single 97 (37.9)
   - Living together 38 (15.2)
   - Widow 10 (3.9)
   - Other 5 (2.0)
Educational status, n (%)  
   Primary school 41 (16.1)
   Upper secondary education 142 (55.9)
   College/university 71 (28.0)
Employment status, n (%)  
   Working/student/retired 195 (76.5)
   Unemployed/disabled 60 (23.5)
SAPS1 score, mean (CI) 37.0 (35.3 to 38.7)
NEMS2, mean (CI) 29.6 (28.8 to 30.5)
LOS ICU3, mean days (CI) 12.0 (10.3 to 13.8)
MV4 n (%) 216 (84.7)
Duration of MV, mean days (CI) 11.0 (9.3 to 12.7)
Disease category, n (%)  
   Medical5 107 (42.0)
   Surgical without trauma 62 (24.3)
   Trauma6 86 (33.7)
Mild/moderate head injury/disease, n (%) 72 (28.2)
Transferred to local hospitals ICU, n (%) 132 (51.8)
Transferred while still on MV, n (%) 66 (25.9)
LOT7, mean (CI) 15.7 (15.1 to 16.3)
  1. Mean with standard deviation (SD) or confidence intervals (CI), or n with percent (%).
  2. 1SAPS-2, Simplified Acute Physiology Score 2, measured during the first 24 hours of stay in the ICU.
  3. 2NEMS, Nine equivalents of nursing manpower use score presented as mean NEMS per day.
  4. 3LOS ICU, Length of stay in intensive care unit at Oslo University Hospital.
  5. 4MV, Mechanically ventilated.
  6. 5Medical: no surgical treatment during the ICU stay.
  7. 6Trauma: transport accident, fall accident, violence, sport/leisure time accidents/working accidents/other.
  8. 7LOT, Life Orientation Test.