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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of the patients interviewed and missing the interview (refusals excluded). Data are shown as median with quartiles [Q1-Q3]. Categorical data are reported as number with percentage in brackets

From: Fatigue in intensive care survivors one year after discharge

  Interviewed Missing the interview p value*
Patients, n (%) 56 59  
Gender male, n (%) 38 (67.8) 39 (66.1) 0.844
Age, years, median [Q1-Q3] 67.5 [59.0-74.0] 73 [62.7-77.0] 0.214
Body Mass Index, kg/m2, median [Q1-Q3] 26.8 [23.5-30.6] 24.7 [22.1-27.3] 0.018
Comorbidities, n (%)
 absent 14 (25.0) 18 (30.5) 0.798
 one 25 (44.6) 25 (42.4)  
 more than one 17 (30.4) 16 (27.1)  
Type of ICU admission, n (%)
 Medical 20 (35.7) 24 (40.7) 0.612
 Urgent surgical 24 (42.9) 20 (33.9)  
 Elective surgical 12 (21.4) 15 (25.4)  
Diagnostic group, n (%)
 Respiratory pathology 17 (30.4) 25 (42.4) 0.793
 Cardiovascular pathology 9 (16.0) 8 (13.6)  
 Gastrointestinal pathology 25 (44.6) 21 (35.6)  
 Neurological pathology 3 (5.4) 1 (1.7)  
 Trauma 1 (1.8) 1 (1.7)  
 Other 1 (1.8) 2 (3.4)  
SAPS II score, median [Q1-Q3] 31 [27.0-37.7] 33 [26.0-48.2] 0.231
SOFA score, median [Q1-Q3] 4.0 [3.0-6.0] 4.0 [2.0-8.0] 0.389
Severe sepsis/septic shock, n (%)
 at ICU admission 15 (26.8) 16 (27.1) 0.568
 during ICU stay 18 (32.1) 19 (32.2) 0.994
Treatments received in ICU
 Mechanical ventilation, n (%) 48 (85.7) 47 (79.7) 0.465
 Duration of MV a, days, median [Q1-Q3] 3 [1.2-9.0] 4 [2.0-10.2] 0.328
 Vasoactive amines, n (%) 13 (23.2) 22 (37.3) 0.110
 Renal Replacement Treatment, n (%) 1 (1.8) 1 (1.7) 0.970
LOSb in ICU, days, median [Q1-Q3] 5 [3.0-12.0] 7 [5.0-12.2] 0.012
LOSb in hospital, days, median [Q1-Q3] 10.5 [7.0-17.0] 8.5 [5.0-15.5] 0.103
  1. *p value: statistical significance
  2. a MV mechanical ventilation
  3. b LOS length of stay