Table 2

Delirium status classified by delirium subtype
Hypoactive Hyperactive Mixed
Patients, n (% total) 22 (38.6) 23 (40.3) 12 (21.0)
Characteristic
 Mean age, years (SD) 65.6 (± 17.3) 67.3 (± 15.6) 69.2 (± 15.3)
 Female, n (% group) 9 (40.9) 6 (26.1) 3 (25.0)
 Mean length of delirium,  days (SD)a 1.2 (± 0.4) 1.6 (± 0.8) 3.0 (± 1.3)
 Median EDIMCU LOS,  days (IQR)b 2.0 (0.25) 2.0 (2.0) 4.0 (5.0)

aSignificant differences between Mixed and Hypoactive (p < 0.001) and Hyperactive (p < 0.001) (ANOVA, multiple comparisons Tukey post hoc HSD). bSignificant differences between Mixed and Hypoactive (p = 0.009) (Kruskal-Wallis for median, K independent samples, independent samples median test). IQR = interquartile range; LOS = length of stay; SD = standard deviation.

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Mariz et al. BMC Emergency Medicine 2013 13:2   doi:10.1186/1471-227X-13-2

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