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Table 3 Prognosis according to the number of presumed triggering medical conditions

From: The prognostic value of blood pH and lactate and metformin concentrations in severe metformin-associated lactic acidosis

Number of medical conditions Total n Survivors n (%) Non-survivors n (%) p-value for the survivor/non-survivor comparison
No identified conditions or scarce information 3 2 1 1.00
1 38 25 (65.8) 13 (34.2) 0.01
2 or more 15 3 (20) 12 (80) 0.005