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Table 1 Patient demographics

From: Prognostic utility of plasma lactate measured between 24 and 48 h after initiation of early goal-directed therapy in the management of sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock

  Clearers Nonclearers p (alpha level 0.05)
Age (Avg. years) 60.2 61.3 p = 0.250
Sex 61.90 % M/38.1 % F 53.33 % M/46.67 % F p = 0.212
Initial lactate 4.08 2.51 p = 0.010
Lactate clearance time (s) 32.0 (SD = 4.93) 31.3 (SD = 4.96) p = 0.782
Diagnosis    
Sepsis 56.36 % 43.64 % p = 0.307
Severe sepsis 55.00 % 45.00 % p = 0.324
Septic shock 45.52 % 54.48 % p = 0.321
Organ function    
Kidney function (EGFR) 47.4 45.9 p = 0.531
Liver function (MELD) 15.6 16.6 p = 0.363
Total (N) 115 114