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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of elderly patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) with sepsis

From: Relationship between community walking ability and in-hospital mortality in elderly patients with sepsis: a single-center retrospective cohort study

Variable   Limited group (N = 121) Unlimited group (N = 214) P value
Demographics Age, years (mean [SD]) 80 (6.90) 77 (7.32) < 0.001
Male sex, n (%) 75 (62.0) 150 (70.1) 0.162
Admission category, n (%) 1
 Medical 93 (76.9) 164 (76.6)  
 Emergency surgery 28 (23.1) 50 (23.4)  
Septic shock, n (%) 81 (66.9) 116 (54.2) 0.031
Previous ICU admission, n (%) 8 (6.6) 21 (9.8) 0.424
APACHE II score (mean [SD]) 23 (8.79) 21 (7.89) 0.043
SAPS II (mean [SD]) 53 (18.44) 50 (16.0) 0.094
SOFA score (mean [SD]) 9 (3.56) 8 (3.73) 0.081
Charlson Comorbidity Index (mean [SD]) 3 (2.24) 2 (2.00) 0.082
Treatment limitation*, n (%) 39 (32.2) 31 (14.5) < 0.001
Site of infection, n (%) 0.027
 Abdominal 35 (28.9) 68 (31.8)  
 Respiratory 36 (29.8) 68 (31.8)  
 Urinary 30 (24.8) 30 (14.0)  
 Others 9 (7.4) 35 (16.4)  
 Unknown 11 (9.1) 13 (6.1)  
FIM (mean [SD]) 37 (22.6) 55 (28.8) < 0.001
Barthel Index (mean [SD]) 12 (19.8) 25 (29.7) < 0.001
Interventions Mechanical ventilation, n (%) 53 (43.8) 93 (43.5) 1
Noradrenaline use, n (%) 88 (72.7) 131 (61.2) 0.045
Corticosteroid use, n (%) 45 (37.2) 41 (19.2) < 0.001
  1. SD standard deviation, APACHE Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation, SAPS Simplified Acute Physiology Score, SOFA Sequential Organ Failure Assessment, FIM Functional Independence Measure
  2. *Limitation in the provision of ICU-specific life-sustaining therapies (e.g., cardiopulmonary resuscitation, mechanical ventilation, use of vasopressors, and renal replacement therapy) documented in the medical records