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Table 2 The demographics and baseline clinical data of the EHS patients for EHSS establishment and EHSS verification

From: Establishment and effectiveness evaluation of a scoring system for exertional heat stroke by retrospective analysis

Variables Total Survival group Nonsurvival group P
EHSS establishment (n) 90 69 21  
 Male [n(%)] 84 (93.3) 64 (92.8) 20 (95.2) 1.000
 Age [year, M(Q)] 22 (19–32) 22 (19–26.5) 27 (20.5–37.5) 0.066
 APACHE II score (x ± s) 23.5 ± 8.6 20.7 ± 7.4 32.8 ± 4.7 0.048
 Vasoactive drugs [n(%)] 25 (27.8) 14 (20.3) 11 (52.4) 0.013
 Cooling effect [n(%)] 32 (35.6) 27 (39.1) 5 (23.8) 0.161
EHSS verification (n) 80 62 18  
 Male [n(%)] 72 (90.0) 58 (93.5) 14 (77.8) 0.071
 Age [year, M(Q)] 24 (20–30) 25 (20.7–30.2) 20.5 (19.7–27.2) 0.146
 APACHE II score (x ± s) 21.2 ± 7.3 18.9 ± 5.9 29.1 ± 6.4 < 0.001
 Vasoactive drugs [n(%)] 29 (36.3) 17 (27.4) 12 (66.7) 0.002
 Cooling effect [n(%)] 35 (43.8) 29 (46.8) 6 (33.3) 0.312
  1. EHSS Exertional Heat Stroke Score, APACHE II Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II score, Cooling effect. Core body temperature dropped to 38.5 °C within 2 h after EHS onset