Table 2

Baseline characteristics of patients
CHARACTERISTICS CONTROL GROUP (n = 406) FILTER GROUP (n = 401) P VALUE
Age - years 5.58 ± 5.59 6.07 ± 6.01 0.23
Weight − kg 21.8 ± 20.1 23.0 ± 20.7 0.43
Paediatric Index of Mortality II (PIM II) 4.15 ± 8.76 3.42 ± 9.14 0.25
Sex − no.
Male 230 234 0.72
Female 175 168
DISEASE CATEGORY ON ADMISSION
Cardiology 150 155 0.66
Cardiac bypass 101 102 0.87
non-bypass 49 53 0.67
Hematology/Oncology 24 21 0.76
Nephrology 18 26 0.21
Gastroenterolgy 37 37 1.00
Pulmonology 21 18 0.74
Pediatric surgery 59 48 0.30
Traumatolgy 34 43 0.28
Neurosurgery 26 22 0.66
Others 37 31 0.53

This table displays the distribution of subjects between the control and filter groups by demographic characteristics, PIM II and disease categories on admission. None of the differences between the two groups were significant. Plus-minus values are means ± SD. PIM II denotes Pediatric Index of Mortality II. P values were calculated using the t-test for equality of means, Pearson’s Chi-Square test or Fisher’s exact test, as appropriate.

Boehne et al.

Boehne et al. BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:21   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-13-21

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