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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Human limb skeletal muscle wasting and architectural remodeling during five to ten days intubation and ventilation in critical care – an observational study using ultrasound

  Day 1 Day 5 Day 10 P-value
Sample Size 22 16 9 ---
Males, n (%) 19 (86.3)* 13 (81.3) 7 (77.7) * < 0.001
Age, [years] (Mean ± SD) 59.77 ± 16.74 63.12 ± 16.44 58.66 ± 19.95 0.78
Height, [metres] (Mean ± SD) 1.72 ± 0.13 1.68 ± 0.13 1.71 ± 0.13 0.78
Weight, [kg] (Mean ± SD) 88.50 ± 29.19 82.95 ± 27.31 75.66 ± 24.58 0.54
Body Mass Index, (Mean ± SD) 30.75 ± 12.50 30.99 ± 13.69 25.73 ± 7.40 0.61
  1. Data tested with one-way ANOVA with Bonferroni correction applied. Statistically significant p-values (p<0.05) have been marked with *. Despite patients withdrawing throughout the study period, there were no significant changes to group’s demographic variables. The number of males compared to females on day 1 was compared using the binomial test