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Table 3 Characteristics and outcomes in patients with severe sepsis, with and without hypothermia

From: Body temperature abnormalities in non-neurological critically ill patients: a review of the literature

  Hypothermia (n = 160) Non-hypothermia (n = 464) P value
Septic shock 59.4% (n = 95) 40.3% (n = 187) <0.001
SOFA score 10 (7–13) 8 (5–11) <0.001
APACHE II score 26 (21–32) 21 (16.25–27) <0.001
Outcome    
 28-day mortality 38.1% (n = 61) 17.9% (n = 83) <0.001
 Hospital mortality 49.4% (n = 79) 22.6% (n = 105) <0.001
  1. Hypothermia is defined as body temperature ≤36.5°C. SOFA Sequential Organ Failure Assessment, APACHE Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (adapted from [49]).