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Table 3 Hospitalization data and follow-up of subjects with infective endocarditis (IE) in 2000-2002, 2003-2005, 2006-2008, and p value of the test for linear trend across the study periods

From: Increasing incidence and mortality of infective endocarditis: a population-based study through a record-linkage system

  2000-2002 (n = 562) 2003-2005 (n = 601) 2006-2008 (n = 700) p for trend
Median length of stay, including (excluding) hospital transfers 30
(23)
34
(23)
35
(25)
0.024
(0.072)
In-hospital mortality, including (excluding) hospital transfers 16.9%
(13.5)
19.3%
(15.3)
19.1%
(14.0)
0.328
(0.853)
Valve surgery in the index admission or within 1 year 23.5% 23.8% 22.0% 0.512
Repeated admissions with IE within 1 year among survivors 25.1% 25.2% 24.3% 0.645
90 days mortality 16.2% 20.8% 22.9% 0.004
365 days mortality 24.6% 28.8% 31.5%* 0.013
  1. *data limited to 2006-2007