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Table 1 Characteristics and admission diagnosis of patients

From: Costs and risk factors for ventilator-associated pneumonia in a Turkish University Hospital's Intensive Care Unit: A case-control study

  VAP Group (n = 37) Control Group (n = 60) P- value
Characteristic median (IQR) median (IQR)  
Age (years) 56.0 (25.0) 56.5 (14.8) NS
APACHE II score 23.0 (7.0) 14.0 (10.0) <0.0001
Length of stay in ICU (days) 8.0 (6.5) 2.5 (2.0) <0.0001
Admission diagnosis No of patients (%) No of patients (%)  
Trauma 8 (21.6 %) 7 (11.7 %)  
Pulmonary disease 7 (18.9 %) 9 (15.0 %)  
CNS disease 7 (18.9 %) 8 (13.3 %)  
Renal insufficiency 2 (5.4 %) 5 (8.3 %)  
CVS disease 3 (8.1 %) 6 (10.0 %)  
Infectious disease 3 (8.1 %) 2 (3.3 %)  
Intoxication 3 (8.1 %) 6 (10.0 %)  
Malignancy 1 (2.7 %) 7 (11.7 %)  
Others 3 (8.1 %) 10 (16.7 %)  
  1. Values are expressed as median, IQR (Interquartile Range). Abbreviations: VAP: ventilator-associated pneumonia; APACHE II score: the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II score, NS: non-significant, CNS: central nervous system, CVS: cardiovascular system.