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Table 1 Patients’ background

From: Plasma orexin A does not reflect severity of illness in the intensive care units patients with systemic inflammation

  Sepsis (n = 26) Non-sepsis (n = 31)
Sex (male/female) 12/14 20/11
Height (cm) 154.5 ± 7.2 159.1 ± 7.1
Weight (kg) 55.5 ± 11.5 50.2 ± 10.2
Age (years) 76.1 ± 10.1 67.7 ± 10.6
Length of ICU stay (days) 6. 9 ± 7.7 4.2 ± 2.4
Length of hospital stay (days) 38.2 ± 41.0 47.2 ± 21.5
APACHEII score 20.9 ± 6.6 15.8 ± 3.2*
Underlying diseases Peritonitis (n = 10) Oral ca (n = 20)
  UTI (n = 9) Esophageal ca (n = 11)
  Others (n = 7)  
  1. Mean ± SD, *: p < 0.01. UTI urinary tract infection, ca cancer