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Table 1 Demographics and admission data of the participants: comparison between Groups A and B

From: Could the use of bedside lung ultrasound reduce the number of chest x-rays in the intensive care unit?

Variables Group A Group B P
Age (years) 61 [14.5] 63 [14.1] 0.79
Male (%) 52 56 0.14
Female (%) 48 44 0.12
SAPS II 20.2 [14.5] 20.6 [12.3] 0.28
ICU mortality 3.9 2.1  
ICU stay 2.74 [5.72] 2.85[8.06] 0.36
Admission diagnosis (%):
Trauma patient 1 1 1
Surgical patient 86 89 0.9
Medical patient 13 10 0.9
  1. Data are presented as mean and [standard deviation] or as percentage (%) where appropriate. SAPSII = The Simplified Acute Physiology Score II, ICU = Intensive care unit