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Table 1 Demographic data in transfused patients with documented RBC length of storage

From: Association between length of storage of red blood cell units and outcome of critically ill children: a prospective observational study

  Transfused patients
(n = 296)
Age (months), mean ± SD 58.7 ± 69.2
Gender (male), mean ± SD 171 (57.7%)
Weight (kg), mean ± SD 21.0 ± 23.0
Race  
   White, n (%) 215 (72.6%)
   Black, n (%) 38 (12.8%)
   Asian, n (%) 8 (2.7%)
   Other, n (%) 35 (11.8%)
Country  
   USA, n (%) 260 (87.8%)
   Canada, n (%) 36 (12.2%)
Reason of admission  
   Cardiovascular, n (%) 106 (35.8%)
   Respiratory, n (%) 81 (27.4%)
   Central nervous system, n (%) 43 (14.5%)
   Other, n (%) 66 (22.3%)
Sepsis at admission, n (%) 29 (14.8%)
Mechanical ventilation at admission 156 (52.7%)
PRISM III score at admission, mean ± SD 5.5 ± 5.7
PELOD score at admission, mean ± SD 12.0 ± 9.8
MODS at admission, mean ± SD 1.5 ± 1.2
  1. MODS, multiple organ dysfunction score; PELOD, pediatric logistic organ dysfunction; PRISM, pediatric risk of mortality; RBC, red blood cell; SD, standard deviation.