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Table 3 Epidemiology of Extracorporeal liver support (ELS) utilization in Germany

From: Extracorporeal liver support: trending epidemiology and mortality - a nationwide database analysis 2007–2015

   2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Overall 2007–2015
All ELS patients
  n 314 311 390 377 287 270 255 294 388 2886
  Mortality (%) 57.32 55.63 46.41 46.42 52.61 55.18 61.18 50.00 44.84 51.49
Annual incidence (n/100.000) 0.39 0.39 0.48 0.47 0.36 0.34 0.32 0.36 0.47 0.43
Sex
 Male n 211 191 247 238 190 176 171 179 219 1822
  Mortality (%) 60.19 57.59 51.01 50.84 55.26 54.55 62.57 55.87 58.90 56.04
 Female n 103 120 143 139 97 94 84 115 169 1064
  Mortality (%) 51.46 52.50 38.46 38.85 47.42 56.38 58.33 40.87 26.63 43.70
Age groups
 0–20 years n 17 10 25 17 16 10 5 32 84 216
 20–40 years n 41 30 49 38 37 28 29 29 38 319
 40–60 years n 126 137 180 189 130 111 109 109 134 1225
 60–80 years n 124 126 129 126 99 109 109 121 124 1067
 >80 years n 6 8 7 7 5 12 3 3 8 59
  1. Data is presented as absolute numbers and percentage. ELS, extracorporal liver support. N, number. Incidences were calculated by using the year-specific population numbers for Germany as provided by the Federal Statistical Office. Due to data protection restrictions, further detailed analysis was not permitted by the data source provider, German Federal Statistical Office (e.g. age-specific mortality rates). For details, see text