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Table 5 Comparison between the group of patients that completed actions 1 to 6 and the groups that did not

From: Reducing mortality in severe sepsis with the implementation of a core 6-hour bundle: results from the Portuguese community-acquired sepsis study (SACiUCI study)

  Total n = 778 0-2 Completed n = 288 3-5 Completed n = 396 Fully completed n = 94 P value
Age, mean (SD) 61 (17) 61 (17) 61 (17) 62 (16) 0.836 #
SAPS II, mean (SD) 51 (19) 51 (19) 51 (18) 52 (19) 0.770 #
Gender, n (%)          
   Female 280 (36) 102 (35) 148 (37) 30 (32) 0.592*
   Male 498 (64) 186 (65) 248 (63) 64 (68)  
Number of comorbidities, n (%)          
   0 369 (48) 153 (53) 175 (45) 41 (44) 0.180*
   1 207 (27) 74 (26) 104 (27) 29 (30)  
   >1 193 (25) 61 (21) 108 (28) 24 (26)  
Severity of sepsis, n (%)          
   Severe sepsis 341 (44) 154 (53) 156 (39) 31 (33) <0.001*
   Septic shock 437 (56) 134 (47) 240 (61) 63 (67)  
Type of hospital, n (%)          
   Community 289 (37) 132 (46) 126 (32) 31 (37) 0.001*
   University 489 (63) 156 (54) 270 (68) 63 (67)  
Type of ICU, n (%)          
   Medical 231 (30) 97 (34) 117 (30) 17 (18) 0.016
   Mixed 547 (70) 191 (66) 279 (70) 77 (82)  
ICU length of stay, median (IQR) 9 (5-16) 9 (5-15) 9 (5-16) 9 (6-17) 0.579 £
Hospital admission-blood cultures (hours), median (IQR) 7 (2-23) 21 (9-40) 6 (2-18) 2 (1-3) <0.001 £
Hospital admission-antibiotics administration (hours), median (IQR) 5 (2-13) 9 (4-19) 5 (2-11) 3 (2-4) <0.001 £
Hospital-ICU admission (hours), median (IQR) 13 (4-38) 27 (2-54) 10 (3-30) 4 (2-11) <0.001 £
28-day outcome, n (%)          
   Dead 257 (33) 104 (36) 129 (33) 24 (26) 0.064*
   Alive 521 (67) 184 (64) 267 (67) 70 (74)  
  1. IQR: interquartile range; SAPS: Simplified Acute Physiological Score; SD: standard deviation.
  2. # One-way analysis of variance test; *Pearson chi-square test; £ Kruskal Wallis test.