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Table 1 Incidence, characteristics and outcome of gastrointestinal failure (GIF) in intensive care patients. Data are presented as medians (with lower and upper quartiles) if not stated otherwise. P-values (Mann-Whitney U-test for continuous variables or chi square test for categorical variables) are calculated for the differences between GIF and nonGIF patients

From: Gastrointestinal failure in intensive care: a retrospective clinical study in three different intensive care units in Germany and Estonia

  GIF NonGIF Total P-value (GIF vs. nonGIF)
Number of patients (% from total patients) 252 (9.7%) 2336 (90.3%) 2588 (100.0%)  
Female/male ratio; patients 76/176 820/1516 896/1692 0.066
Age; years 67 (60–74) 64 (54–72) 64 (55–72) <0.001
APACHE II score on admission; points 18 (14–26) 12 (9–16) 13 (9–17) <0.001
SOFA score on admission; points 9 (6–11) 5 (4–7) 5 (4–7) <0.001
Mechanically ventilated; patients (%) 226 (89.7%) 1930 (82.6%) 2156 (83.3%) 0.003
Mechanical ventilation; days 8.0 (3.0–19.0) 1.0 (1.0–1.0) 1.0 (1.0–2.0) <0.001
ICU stay; days 10.0 (6.0–23.0) 2.0 (2.0–3.0) 2.0 (2.0–4.0) <0.001
ICU mortality; patients (%) 110 (43.7%) 124 (5.3%) 234 (9,0%) <0.001