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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study population

From: Prognostic value of NT-proBNP levels in the acute phase of sepsis on lower long-term physical function and muscle strength in sepsis survivors

 Overall (n = 196)CCI (n = 74)RAP (n = 122)
Age, mean (SD)59.1 (15.1)61.5 (14.4)57.7 (15.5)
Male, n (%)105 (53.6)46 (62.2)59 (48.4)
Race, n (%)
 White Caucasian178 (90.8)68 (91.9)110 (90.2)
 African American15 (7.7)5 (6.8)10 (8.2)
 Asian1 (0.5)0 (0)1 (0.8)
 Others1 (0.5)1 (1.4)0 (0)
 Unknown1 (0.5)0 (0)1 (0.8)
 BMI, median (IQR)29 (24.8, 35.6)29 (24.4, 36)29.1 (24.9, 34.9)
Sepsis status, n (%)***
 Sepsis60 (30.6)11 (14.9)49 (40.2)
 Severe sepsis89 (45.4)36 (48.6)53 (43.4)
 Septic shock47 (24)27 (36.5)20 (16.4)
 Charlson comorbidity index, mean (SD)**3.4 (2.8)4 (2.8)3 (2.8)
 APACHE II score (24 h), mean (SD)***18 (8.1)21.4 (7.9)15.9 (7.4)
 CHF, n (%)*22 (11.2)13 (17.6)9 (7.4)
 Admitted for trauma, n (%)18 (9.2)10 (13.5)8 (6.6)
 NT-proBNP, ng/L, median (IQR)**1209 (495, 4326)2219 (707, 7585)1084 (439, 2360)
 Inter-facility hospital transfer, n (%)**86 (43.9)43 (58.1)43 (35.2)
 Hospital-acquired sepsisa, n (%)**76 (38.8)38 (51.4)38 (31.1)
 ICU LOS, median (IQR)***8 (3.5, 19)21 (16, 37)5 (3, 8)
 Hospital LOS, median (IQR)***18 (10, 31)31 (22, 47)11.5 (7, 20)
Discharge disposition, n (%)
 “Good” disposition***109 (55.6)13 (17.6)96 (78.7)
  Home34 (17.3)1 (1.4)33 (27)
  Home healthcare services66 (33.7)9 (12.2)57 (46.7)
  Rehab9 (4.6)3 (4.1)6 (4.9)
 “Poor” disposition***87 (44.4)61 (82.4)26 (21.3)
  Long-term acute care facility32 (16.3)31 (41.9)1 (0.8)
  Skilled nursing facility33 (16.8)8 (10.8)25 (20.5)
  Another Hospital9 (4.6)9 (12.2)0 (0)
  Hospice5 (2.6)5 (6.8)0 (0)
  Death8 (4.1)8 (10.8)0 (0)
  1. CCI chronic critical illness, RAP rapid recovery, SD standard deviation, BMI body mass index, IQR interquartile range, APACHE Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation, CHF congestive heart failure, NT-proBNP N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide, ICU intensive care unit, LOS length of stay
  2. *p < 0.05 between the two groups, **p < 0.01 between the two groups, ***p < 0.001 between the two groups
  3. aSepsis onset ≥ 48 h after hospital admission