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Table 1 Characteristics of patients admitted to the ICU of JUSH, April 2011 (n = 69)

From: Medication administration errors in an intensive care unit in Ethiopia

Characteristics   Frequency (%)
Age <18 years 9 (16.7)
  18-50 years 35 (64.8)
  >50 years 10 (18.2)
Sex Male 24 (44.4)
  Female 30 (55.6)
State of patient Conscious 26 (48.1)
  Unconscious 28 (51.9)
Regimens taken Complex 38 (70.4)
  Not complex 16(29.6)
State of admission emergency 14 (25.9)
From other wards 40 (74.1)
Length of ICU stay <4 days 25 (46.3)
  > = 4 days 29 (53.7)