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Table 1 Baseline characteristics.

From: Chloride administration in the intensive care unit, an independent predictor of mortality

  Whole population Mean Hospital survivors Mean Non survivors Mean
Age (years) 67 ± 12 67 ± 13 69 ± 12
Sex (male) 64,9% 65,7% 62,6%
APACHE II Score 24 ± 7 22 ± 7 28 ± 7
Admission type medical 59% 53,1% 74,3%
Admission type surgical 41% 46,9% 25.7%
Length of stay at ICU (hours) 254 224 329
Acute renal failure 22.9% 20,4% 29,3%
CPR before admission 12.3% 9,9% 18,6%
Renal replacement therapy during ICU stay 30.6% 25,9% 42,8%