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Table 1 Patient characteristics of participants and non-participants

From: Quality of life in children three and nine months after discharge from a paediatric intensive care unit: a prospective cohort study

  Participants n = 81 Non-participants n = 61
  Median (range) Median (range)
Age of child at PICU admission(yrs) 5.8 (1–14.9) 4.9 (1–14.8)
Length of stay in PICU (days) 5.0 (1–305)* 2.0 (1–31)
Length of artificial ventilation (days) 4.0 (0–43) 2.0 (0–26)
Risk of Mortality, PIM 2 (%) 4.4 (0–32.4) 3.8 (0–80.5)
  n (%) n (%)
Male 44 (54) 36 (59)
Reason for PICU admission   
Respiratory insufficiency 34 (42) 31 (51)
Circulatory insufficiency 18 (22) 12 (20)
Trauma 29 (36) 18 (29)
Treatment characteristics (yes)   
Artificial ventilation 62 (76) 45 (74)
Circulatory support 22(27) 12 (20)
  1. * p < 0.05 participants versus non-participants