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Table 5 History of comorbidities for ICU survivors and controls at the time of answering the questionnaire

From: Long-term health-related quality of life and burden of disease after intensive care: development of a patient-reported outcome measure

  ICU survivors
(n = 395)
Controls
(n = 195)
p-value
Cardiovascular, n (%*)    
Hypertension 183 (50) 60 (34) 0.00
Angina pectoris 28 (8) 5 (3) 0.03
Myocardial infarction 52 (15) 4 (2) 0.00
Heart failure 56 (16) 11 (6) 0.00
Respiratory, n (%*)    
Lung disease, e.g., COPD, bronchitis 50 (14) 5 (3) 0.00
Pulmonary embolus 21 (6) 1 (1) 0.00
Asthma 34 (9) 19 (11) 0.54
Sleep apnoea 35 (10) 15 (8) 0.64
Home ventilator 7 (2) 0 (0) 0.10
Neurological, n (%*)    
Stroke 34 (9) 11 (6) 0.25
Dementia/Alzheimer's disease 2 (1) 3 (2) 0.36
Multiple sclerosis 2 (1) 2 (1) 0.60
Parkinson's disease 3 (1) 1 (1) 1.00
Psychiatric, n (%*)    
Psychological diseases, e.g., depression, anxiety 65 (19) 17 (8) 0.01
Metabolic, n (%*)    
Non-insulin-dependent diabetes 53 (15) 14 (8) 0.03
Insulin-dependent diabetes 43 (11) 4 (2) 0.00
Kidney disease 33 (8) 3 (2) 0.00
Dialysis 6 (2) 1 (1) 1,00
Other, n (%*)    
Tumour disease 44 (13) 14 (8) 0.14
Bowel disease 42 (12) 10 (6) 0.03
Rheumatic disease 27 (8) 9 (5) 0.28
Physical walking aids, n (%*)    
Walking stick/crutches 0 (0) 0 (0) N/A
Walking frame/rollator 69 (18) 0 (0) 0.00
Wheelchair/electric wheelchair 35 (9) 0 (0) 0.00
Bedridden 5 (1) 0 (0) 0.18
Amputated limb(s) 13 (3) 0 (0) 0.01
  1. *Percent of responding participants