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Table 2 Characteristics per fluid category divided by age category

From: The association between intravenous fluid resuscitation and mortality in older emergency department patients with suspected infection

  Intravenous fluids received in ED and ambulance (L)
< 70 years
0–1
≥ 70 years
0–1
< 70 years
1–2
≥ 70 years
1–2
< 70 years
> 2
≥ 70 years
> 2
Patients (8), n 1021 627 476 238 177 114
Absolute mortality (14), n (%) 31 (3.0) 56 (8.9) 25 (5.3) 18 (7.6) 21 (11.9) 23 (20.2)
PIRO score, median (IQR) 8 (4–12) 13 (9–15) 8 (4–12) 13 (9–15) 11 (7–14.5) 14 (10–17)
 PI score, median (IQR) 4 (2–5) 6 (4–8) 4 (2–5) 6 (4–7) 3 (2–5) 5 (3–7)
 RO score (IQR) 3 (2–8) 7 (3–9) 4 (2–8) 8 (4–9) 8 (4–10) 8 (5–11.25)
Supplemental oxygen (L/min) (23), median (IQR) 0 (0–3) 3 (1–5) 2 (0–5) 4 (2–7.5) 5 (2–12.5) 5 (3–15)
Do Not Resuscitate status (3), n (%) 127 (12.5) 266 (42.4) 53 (11.1) 103 (43.3) 29 (16.4) 46 (40.4)
  1. The variables and outcomes included into the association model per fluid category and per age category
  2. The number between brackets indicate the amount of missing variables
  3. ED emergency department, n number, IQR interquartile range