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Table 3 Relationship between ICU stay and continuous risk factors

From: Impact of the nutritional status of children with congenital heart diseases on the early post-operative outcome

  ICU stay categorized 95 CI P value
Normal (less than 3 days), N = 90 patients Prolonged (more than 3 days), N = 165 patients
M SD M SD Lower Upper
Length of hospital stay (days) 1.94 0.90 15.32 23.16 −25.90 −12.69 0.000
Ventilation hours (days) 14.85 24.85 122.35 237.12 −144.65 −70.34 0.000
Age of patients on admission (weeks) 31.86 35.68 12.10 20.43 11.70 27.80 0.000
Total NPO days in ICU 1.92 3.163 3.19 4.17 −2.191 −0.339 0.008
Days to reach energy RDA 2.46 5.01 6.10 7.51 −5.198 −2.086 0.000
% RDA 73 40.12 92.23 33.76 −29.13 −9.32 0.000
  1. N number, M mean, SD standard deviation, CI confidence interval, ICU intensive care unit, NPO nil per os, RDA recommended daily allowance, % RDA percentage of total calories based on the RDA for age and sex of each patient for all days in PCICU divided by number PCICU days and then averaged over the number of patients