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Table 2 Comparison between study groups as regards age, sex, and causes of ICU admission

From: A comparative study between effect of combined intravenous and nebulized amikacin versus intravenous amikacin alone in mechanically ventilated patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP)

   Total (N = 64) Group A (N = 32) Group B (N = 32) A/B
Age (years) Mean ± SD 59.3 ± 17 58.0 ± 14.4 59.3 ± 17.4 0.791^
Range 28.0–88.0 25.0–90.0 28.0–88.0
Sex Male 49 (76%) 21 (65.0%) 28 (87%) 0.288#
Female 15 (24%) 11 (35.0%) 4 (12%)
Comorbidities DM 17 (26%) 8 (25.0%) 9 (28%) 0.723#
HTN 20 (31%) 10 (30.0%) 10 (30%) 0.736#
Causes of admission Resp. 52 (81%) 30 (95.0%) 22 (69%) 0.151#
Neurological 26 (40%) 11 (35.0%) 15 (47 %) 0.519#
  1. ^Independent t test
  2. #Chi-square tests