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Table 2 Patient characteristics and baseline variables between the 2 cohorts

From: Extremity risk factors of sepsis for gastrointestinal endoscopy in patients with liver cirrhosis

  Year 2008–2012 Experience cohort (n = 342) Year 2013–2016 Validation cohort (n = 300) P value
Recipient age 54.5 ± 8.5 54.3 ± 8.6 0.848
Male sex, n (%) 259 (75.7) 204 (68.0) 0.029
Body weight (kg) 66.8 ± 11.7 67.5 ± 12.2 0.490
MELD score 12.4 ± 6.1 11.9 ± 5.6 0.344
Child–Pugh score 7.8 ± 2.4 7.6 ± 2.3 0.210
Child–Pugh classification, n (%)    0.444
 A 116 (33.9) 115 (38.3)  
 B 136 (39.8) 116 (38.7)  
 C 90 (26.3) 69 (23.0)  
Primary liver disease, n (%)    
 HBV 160 (46.8) 126 (42.0) 0.224
 HCV 124 (36.3) 97 (32.3) 0.296
Alcoholic 23 (6.7) 50 (16.7)  < 0.001
HCC positive 207 (60.5) 164 (54.7) 0.134
Ascites* > 1L, n (%) 93 (27.2) 93 (31.0) 0.289
Hydrothorax, n (%) 13 (3.8) 10 (3.3) 0.750
Prophylactic antibiotic, n (%) 43 (12.6) 300 (100)  < 0.001
Sepsis 36 (10.5) 4 (1.3)  < 0.001
  1. Data are shown as the mean ± standard deviation, number (%), and median (IQR) unless otherwise specified
  2. *Evacuated and estimated at time of abdominal incision
  3. MELD: Model for End stage Liver Disease