Table 3

Differences among admissions related to infection and SLE activity

Infection-related admissions (n=2755)SLE-related admissions (n=3517)P value
Age (years) (mean, SD)57.9 (18)41.2 (17.6)<0.001
Female, n (%)2312 (84)2896 (82)0.10
Outcomes
Deaths, n (mortality rate, %)147 (5)36 (1)<0.001
Admission length (days), (mean, SD)9.6 (10.2)8.5 (12.5)<0.001
ICU admission, n (%)197 (7)116 (3)<0.001
ICU admission length (days) (mean, SD)7.1 (11.6)6.4 (9.3)0.01
  • Statistically significant values are indicated in bold.

  • ICU, intensive care unit.