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Table 1

From: Severe sepsis and its impact on outcome in old and very old patients admitted to the intensive care unit

  Young
(< 60 years)
Old
(60 to 80 years)
Very old
(> 80 years)
Number of patients (n = 132) 57 (43.2%) 56 (42.4%) 19 (14.4%)
Sex, males (%) 36 (63.2%) 38 (67.9%) 10 (52.6%)
Mean age, years (± SD) 44.4 ± 9.8 68 ± 5.4 86.7 ± 5
Mean APACHE II score (± SD) 10.6 ± 6.4 10.5 ± 7.3 13.7 ± 10.1
Inotropic support 51 (89.5%) 45 (80.5%) 16 (84.2%)
Renal support 18 (31.6%) 23 (41.1%) 5 (26.3%)
Mechanical ventilation 33 (57.9%) 41 (73.2%) 16 (84.2%)
Length of ICU stay, days (± SD) 4.56 ± 5.8 4.11 ± 5.4 3.47 ± 2.5
ICU mortality 26 (45.6%) 34 (60.7%) 15 (78.9%)