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Table 3 Demographic and clinical characteristics of DNR and Non-DNR patients

From: Are physicians on the same page about do-not-resuscitate? To examine individual physicians’ influence on do-not-resuscitate decision-making: a retrospective and observational study

  Total (n = 1859) DNR (n = 119) Non-DNR (n = 1740) P value
N (%) N (%) N (%)
Age, year (Mean ± SD) 61.82 ± 15.03 64.00 ± 15.60 61.67 ± 14.98 0.10
Gender     0.80
 Female 605 (32.54) 40 (33.61) 565 (32.47)  
 Male 1254 (67.46) 79 (66.39) 1175 (67.53)  
Religion     0.10
 Buddhist/Daoist 848 (45.62) 43 (36.13) 805 (46.26)  
 Christian/Catholics 108 (5.81) 8 (6.72) 100 (5.75)  
 Others 903 (48.58) 68 (57.14) 835 (47.99)  
Education, year     0.60
 > 12 559 (30.07) 32 (26.89) 527 (30.29)  
 1–12 1121 (60.30) 73 (61.35) 1048 (60.23)  
 0 179 (9.63) 14 (11.77) 165 (9.48)  
Marital Status     0.06
 Married 1431 (76.98) 83 (69.75) 1348 (77.47)  
 Others 428 (23.02) 36 (30.25) 392 (22.53)  
Working Fulltime     0.01
 No 1156 (62.18) 86 (72.27) 1070 (61.49)  
 Yes 703 (37.82) 33 (27.73) 670 (38.51)  
Residence     0.48
 Rural area 98 (5.27) 8 (6.72) 90 (5.17)  
 Urban area 1761 (94.73) 111(93.28) 1650 (94.83)  
Admission Diagnosis     < 0.01
 Non-operative a, cardiac failure/insufficiency 892 (47.98) 80 (67.23) 812 (46.67)  
 Non-operative, others 103 (5.54) 5 (4.20) 98 (5.63)  
 Post-operative b, major surgery 542 (29.16) 15 (12.61) 527 (30.29)  
 Post-operative, others 322 (17.32) 19 (16.97) 303 (17.41)  
TISS 32.03 ± 10.78 37.71 ± 13.72 31.65 ± 10.45 < 0.01
\( \mathrm{Length}\ \mathrm{of}\ \mathrm{Stay},\mathrm{day}\ \left(\frac{\mathrm{Mean}\pm \mathrm{SD}}{\mathrm{Median}/\mathrm{IQR}}\right) \)  
 Surgical ICU 6.43 ± 13.25 19.08 ± 20.62 5.56 ± 12.13 < 0.01
3 / 4 12 / 19 3 / 3
 Hospital 24.50 ± 28.74 35.28 ± 56.53 23.76 ± 25.63 < 0.01
16 / 13 20 / 40 16 / 12.75
  1. Abbreviation List: DNR do-not-resuscitate, TISS Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System, ICU intensive care unit, SD standard deviation, IQR interquartile range
  2. a “Non-operative” implies that the patients: (1) have undergone cardiothoracic surgical procedures before this admission, and were admitted due to clinical illnesses associated with prior surgical procedures; (2) were scheduled to receive a cardiothoracic surgical procedure; or (3) currently being supported by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
  3. b “Post-operative” implies that patients have undergone cardiothoracic surgical procedures in this admission