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Table 3 Demographic data and baseline characteristics: Phase II

From: Early versus delayed administration of norepinephrine in patients with septic shock

Characteristic <2 hours (number = 86) ≥2 hours (number = 127) Pvalue
Age (years) 57.7 ± 12.2 59.4 ± 13.4 0.361
Gender, number (%)    0.963
Male 47 (54.7) 69 (54.3)  
Female 39 (45.3) 58 (45.7)  
Weight (kg) 64.7 ± 14.4 64.0 ± 12.9 0.731
Serum lactate at septic shock onset (mmol/L) 5.0 ± 1.7 4.4 ± 1.4 0.011
APACHE II score 28.6 ± 4.6 28.2 ± 4.7 0.231
Documented infection, number (%) 77 (89.5) 114 (89.8) 0.957
Culture positive, number (%) 73 (84.9) 102(80.3) 0.393
Primary infection site, number (%)    0.960
Respiratory 17 (17.3) 24 (22.5)  
Intra-abdominal 32 (34.6) 42 (35.0)  
Genitourinary 7 (9.8) 11 (6.3)  
Skin and soft tissue 3 (3.8) 4 (2.5)  
Intravascular catheter 10 (11.3) 15 (12.5)  
Bloodstream 7 (6.0) 9 (10.0)  
Other 10 (17.3) 22 (11.3)