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Table 4 Characteristics of deceased in ICU of Blue Cross Hospital (N = 204)

From: Errors in cause-of-death statement on death certificates in intensive care unit of Kathmandu, Nepal

Characteristics Number (n) Percentage (%)
Age in years (mean ± SD) 57.89 ± 19.23
Gender
 Male 124 60.8
 Female 80 39.2
ICU stay in days (mean ± SD) 3.38 ± 4.65
Chronic organ failure   
 Absent 120 58.8
 Present 84 41.2
Sepsis classification   
 No sepsis 31 15.2
 Infection/SIRS/Sepsis 8 3.9
 MODS 165 80.9
Causes of death According to ICD – 10   
 Diseases of the respiratory system 62 30.4
 Diseases of the nervous system 34 16.7
 Diseases of digestive system 33 16.2
 Diseases of the genitourinary system 33 16.2
 Neoplasms 14 6.9
 External causes of morbidity and mortality 12 5.9
 Diseases of the circulatory system 6 2.9
 Poisoning 5 2.5
 Others 5 2.5