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Table 1 Patients’ (n = 6976) characteristics

From: Local signs at insertion site and catheter-related bloodstream infections: an observational post hoc analysis using individual data of four RCTs

Variable n (%)
Sex  
 Male 4471 (64.1)
Age/median [IQR] 64 [53; 74]
Main reason for ICU admission  
 Septic shock 1508 (21.6)
 Scheduled surgery 237 (3.4)
 Trauma 422 (6)
 Multi-organ failure 215 (3.1)
 Cardiogenic shock 568 (8.1)
 Hemorrhagic shock 294 (4.2)
 Other shock 202 (2.9)
 De novo respiratory failure 1585 (22.7)
 COPD exacerbation 127 (1.8)
 Renal failure 533 (7.6)
 Coma 662 (9.5)
 Continuous surveillance 623 (8.9)
No comorbidity 4098 (58.7)
Cancer 377 (5.4)
Chronic renal failure 348 (5)
Chronic heart failure 513 (7.4)
AIDS 158 (2.3)
Immunosuppression 394 (5.6)
Solid organ transplantation 269 (3.9)
Hematologic neoplasia or metastatic cancer 353 (5.1)
Diabetes mellitus 557 (8)
Chronic respiratory failure 359 (5.1)
Mechanical ventilation at admission 5167 (74.1)
Vasopressor at admission 2548 (36.5)
SOFA score, median (IQR) 10.5 [7; 14]
Length of stay in hospital, median (IQR) 24 [12; 46]
ICU mortality 2343 (33.6)
  1. IQR, interquantile range; ICU, intensive care unit; AIDS, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; SOFA, Sequential Organ Failure Assessment