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Table 4 Clinical outcomes

From: Risk factors for late defecation and its association with the outcomes of critically ill patients: a retrospective observational study

  Early defecation group Late defecation group P value
ICU mortality, n (%) 13 (7) 6 (6) 0.81
Length of ICU stay, days
 All patients 12 (9–19) 16 (10–23) 0.021
 Survivors 12 (8–19) 15 (9–23) 0.018
 Non-survivors 26 (16–31) 26 (18–34) 0.42
Length of mechanical ventilation, days
 All patients 8 (4–15) 11 (4–19) 0.30
 Survivors 7 (3–14) 9 (3–18) 0.39
 Non-survivors 18 (11–23) 24 (17–34) 0.28
  1. All data are presented as the median (interquartile range) or n (%)
  2. ICU intensive care unit