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Table 2 Confounding variables at admission according to occurrence of new or progressive MODS

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

  Absence of new or progressive MODS (n = 182) Presence of new or progressive MODS (n = 114) P value
Age (months), mean ± SD 59.8 ± 68.9 57.0 ± 69.9 0.73
Gender (Male), n (%) 116 (63.7%) 55 (48.2%) 0.01
Weight (kg), mean ± SD 22.1 ± 22.9 19.2 ± 23.2 0.29
PRISM III at admission, mean ± SD 6.1 ± 6.3 4.4 ± 4.4 0.008
MODS at admission, mean ± SD 1.8 ± 1.2 1.0 ± 1.0 <0.001
PELOD at admission, mean ± SD 13.1 ± 9.7 10.3 ± 9.7 0.02
Sepsis at admission, mean ± SD 22 (12.1%) 7 (6.1%) 0.11
Mechanical ventilation at admission, mean ± SD 108 (59.3%) 48 (42.1%) 0.004
  1. MODS, multiple organ dysfunction score; PELOD, pediatric logistic organ dysfunction; PRISM, pediatric risk of mortality; SD, standard deviation.