Table 1

Patient Characteristics (N = 131,430)

Overall
(n = 131,430)
Patients Treated With IV Fluids
(n = 13,806)
Patients Not Treated With IV Fluids
(n = 117,624)
Age, yrs
 18–5414,127 (11)1,439 (10)12,688 (11)
 55–6417,156 (13)1,805 (13)15,351 (13)
 65–7425,454 (19)2,712 (20)22,742 (19)
 75–8438,189 (29)3,950 (29)34,239 (29)
 85+36,504 (28)3,900 (28)32,604 (28)
Sex
 Female69,408 (53)7,521 (54)61,887 (53)
 Male62,021 (47)6,285 (46)55,736 (47)
Race
 White83,262 (63)8,599 (62)74,663 (63)
 Black24,680 (19)2,199 (16)22,481 (19)
 Hispanic5,967 (5)731 (5)5,236 (4)
 Other17,521 (13)2,277 (16)15,244 (13)
Comorbidities
 Obesity22,237 (17)2,258 (16)19,979 (17)
 Diabetes with and without complications59,041 (45)6,181 (45)52,860 (45)
 Hypertension92,522 (70)9,518 (69)83,004 (71)
 Anemia40,572 (31)4,748 (34)35,824 (30)
 Renal failure50,089 (38)5,274 (38)44,815 (38)
 Liver disease3,077 (2)385 (3)2,692 (2)
 Cancer1,395 (1)203 (1)1,192 (1)
 Peripheral vascular disease16,793 (13)1,870 (14)14,923 (13)

Values are n (%).

IV = intravenous.

  • All patients were treated with loop diuretics.