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Table 1 Characteristics of participants admitted to the ICU in South Western Sydney Local Health District hospitals (2014–2017)

From: Factors associated with long intensive care unit (ICU) admission among inpatients with and without diabetes in South Western Sydney public hospitals using the New South Wales admission patient data collection (2014–2017)

Variables Diabetes Non-Diabetes
Year of admission n (%) n (%)
 2014–2015 360 (29.6) 1665 (31.2)
 2015–2016 393 (32.3) 1697 (31.8)
 2016–2017 463 (38.1) 1979 (37.0)
Demography
 Age groups
  18-34 yrs 51 (4.2) 510 (10.0)
  35-44 yrs 73 (6.0) 426 (8.0)
  45-54 yrs 145 (11.9) 671 (12.6)
  55-64 yrs 289 (23.8) 955 (17.9)
  65-74 yrs 359 (30.0) 1202 (23.0)
  75 yrs. and over 299 (24.6) 1577 (29.5)
 Sex
  Women 476 (39.1) 2227 (41.7)
  Men 740 (60.9) 3114 (58.3)
 Marital status
  Marriedp 736 (60.8) 2962 (55.7)
  Previously married 315 (26.0) 1360 (25.6)
  Never married 159 (13.1) 991 (18.7)
 Country of birth
  Australia 501 (41.3) 2756 (51.7)
  America 37 (3.1) 122 (2.3)
  Asia 300 (24.7) 1028 (19.3)
  Africa 26 (2.0) 102 (2.0)
  Europe 242 (19.9) 994 (18.7)
  Pacific 108 (8.9) 325 (6.1)
 Residence
  Peri-urban 417 (34.4) 1835 (34.4)
  Urban 799 (65.6) 3506 (65.6)
 Hospital health insurance cover
  Full hospital cover 143 (11.8) 728 (13.6)
  No hospital cover 1073 (88.2) 4613 (86.4)
Mode of separation from the hospital
 Deaths
  No 1081 (88.9) 4572 (85.6)
  Yes 135 (11.1) 769 (14.4)
 Primary admission diagnosis, ICD-10
  Diseases of the Nervous system 26 (2.1) 124 (2.3)
  Diseases of the Respiratory system 126 (10.4) 721 (13.5)
  Diseases of the Circulatory system 480 (39.5) 1596 (29.9)
  Diseases of the Digestive system 106 (8.7) 603 (11.3)
  Diseases of the Musculoskeletal/Connective system 22 (1.8) 89 (1.7)
  Diseases of the Skin/Subcutaneous system 11 (0.9) 41 (0.8)
  Diseases of the Endocrine/Nutritional/Metabolic system 114 (9.4) 79 (1.5)
  Presence of any comorbidities
   No 331 (27.2) 2088 (39.1)
   Yes 885 (72.8) 3253 (60.9)
  1. ICU Intensive care unit, ICD International Classification of Diseases 10th revision (ICD-10), p includes de-facto, Widowed/separated/divorced, Peri urban includes Wollondilly, Camden, Wingecarribee Local Government Areas (LGA) while Urban includes Campbelltown, Fairfield, Bankstown-Lidcombe LGAs