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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the ICU patient group

From: Prevalence of glutamine deficiency in ICU patients: a cross-sectional analytical study

Characteristic ICU patients
Age, yeara 46 (32.3; 57.8)
  n %
Gender:   
 Female 25 41.7
 Male 35 58.3
ICU admission category:   
 Medical 43 71.7
 Surgeryb 15 25.0
 Trauma 2 3.3
Reason for ICU admission:   
 Cardiovascular/vascular 10 16.7
 DKA/HONK 13 21.7
 Gastrointestinal disorder 5 8.3
 Liver failure 1 1.7
 Neurological disorder 2 3.3
 Post-surgery 9 15.0
 Respiratory disorder 9 15.0
 Renal failure 2 3.3
 Septic shock 3 5.0
 Trauma 2 3.3
 Other 4 6.7
  1. DKA diabetic ketoacidosis, HONK hyperosmolar non-ketotic coma, ICU intensive care unit, n number/ frequency
  2. aAge reported as mean (95 % CI)
  3. bSurgery patients include: neurosurgery (n = 3), elective surgery (n = 4) and emergency surgery (n = 8) patients