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Table 1 Patient characteristics by year represented as percentage of patients with given characteristic, except for age which is represented as a numerical average

From: An administrative model for benchmarking hospitals on their 30-day sepsis mortality

Characteristic 2012
(n = 115,213)
2013
(n = 120,941)
Age (years) 70.5 70.3
Female 52.2% 52.0%
Admitted through the Emergency Department 80.5% 80.3%
Comorbidities
 Congestive heart failure 21.2% 21.7%
 Valvular disease 7.0% 7.1%
 Pulmonary circulation disease 5.3% 5.5%
 Peripheral vascular disease 9.3% 8.9%
 Paralysis 4.6% 4.5%
 Neurological disorder 12.6% 12.6%
 Chronic pulmonary disease 25.5% 25.9%
 Diabetes w/o chronic complications 24.8% 24.3%
 Diabetes w/ chronic complications 8.3% 8.4%
 Hypothyroidism 15.2% 15.3%
 Renal disease 27.0% 26.2%
 Liver disease 5.0% 4.8%
 Lymphoma 1.6% 1.6%
 Metastatic cancer 4.6% 4.4%
 Solid tumor w/o metastasis 3.5% 3.6%
 Rheumatoid arthritis/collagen disease 3.3% 3.3%
 Coagulopathy 18.0% 17.5%
 Obesity 11.9% 12.2%
 Weight Loss 13.0% 12.6%
 Fluid and electrolyte disorder 54.0% 55.3%
 Chronic blood loss anemia 1.3% 1.2%
 Deficiency anemia 26.5% 25.3%
 Alcohol abuse 4.2% 4.2%
 Drug abuse 2.4% 2.6%
 Psychotic disorder 6.2% 6.1%
 Depression 11.8% 11.8%
 Hypertension 58.2% 57.4%
Organ failures present-on-admission
 Septic shock 7.8% 8.3%
 Respiratory failure 13.6% 14.4%
 Cardiovascular failure 19.2% 19.8%
 Renal failure 48.2% 49.1%
 Hepatic failure 2.4% 2.4%
 Hematologic failure 12.4% 12.0%
 Metabolic failure 10.2% 11.2%
 Neurologic failure 1.9% 1.9%
30-day unadjusted mortality 18.5% 18.2%