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Table 1 Data of participating patients and non-participants. Data are presented as number of patients or median (range)

From: Surviving meningococcal septic shock in childhood: long-term overall outcome and the effect on health-related quality of life

Characteristics Follow-up clinic
n = 120
No follow-up clinic
n = 59
P-value
Sex 63 boys, 57 girls 27 boys, 32 girls ns
Age at admission (years) 3.1 (0.1 to 17.9) 5.4 (0.2 to 14.3) ns
Length of PICU stay (days) 3 (1 to 51) 3 (1 to 36) ns
PRISM 15 (1 to 37) 15 (0 to 41) ns
DIC* 6 (3 to 8) 6 (2 to 8) ns
VAS 15 (0 to 403) 11 (0 to 145) ns
  1. *DIC, score ≥ 5 indicates presence of disseminated intravascular coagulation.
  2. PICU, paediatric intensive care unit; PRISM, Pediatric Risk of Mortality Score; VAS, Vasopressor score; DIC, Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation score.