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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study population

From: The impact of the Sepsis-3 definition on ICU admission of patients with infection

Variable Total cohort ICU admission General ward admission p
N (% total) 916 219 (23.9) 697 (76.1)  
Male (%) 56.3 58.4 55.7 0.48
Median Age (years) with IQR 74.0 (62.0–82.0) 70.0 (59.0–78.0) 75.0 (62.0–83.0) 0.013
qSOFA ≥2 points (%) 23.6 39.9 12.8 <0.0001
≥1 chronic disease (%) 60.7 64.4 59.5 0.21
Focus of infection (%) 0.001
 Respiratory 56.8 71.7 52.1  
 Urogenital 24.6 14.6 27.7  
 Abdominal 7.5 4.6 8.5  
 Soft tissue 5.6 3.7 6.2  
 Others 5.5 5.6 5.6  
  1. IQR interquartile range