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Table 2 Time to resume total oral intake by group

From: Effects of a swallowing and oral care intervention for patients following endotracheal extubation: a pre- and post-intervention study

ParticipantsSOC (n = 54)Control (n = 117)Adjusted hazard ratiob
Median time, daysaMedian time, daysa[95% confidence interval]
All participants14161.77* [1.08, 2.91]
 Age ≥ 65 years (n = 36/74)14212.47* [1.31, 4.67]
 Age < 65 years (n = 18/43)9121.32 [0.55, 3.16]
  1. aMedian time to reach FOIS level 6, based on the Kaplan-Meier analysis
  2. bAdjusted for age, baseline intake level (FOIS level 1; levels 2–3; levels 4–7), oxygen supplementation via Cox proportional hazard modeling
  3. *P < 0.05