Table 1

Baseline characteristics upon presentation at the Emergency Department in the study cohort and control group

Study cohort (n = 92)

Control group (n = 92)

P value


Age

66 (18-96)

66 (18-96)

NA

Female

48 (52.2)

48 (52.2)

NA

Previous antibiotic usage

8 (8.7)

7 (7.6)

0.788

COPD

16 (17.4)

19 (20.6)

0.573

Diabetes

21 (22.8)

17 (18.5)

0.466

Renal disease

8 (8.7)

9 (9.8)

0.799

Chronic liver failure

6 (6.5)

3 (3.3)

0.305

Smoking

9 (9.8)

12 (13.0)

0.487

Alcohol abuse

2 (2.2)

12 (13.0)

0.005


Data presented as number (percentage) of patients or mean (range). COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, NA, not applicable.

de Jager et al. Critical Care 2010 14:R192   doi:10.1186/cc9309

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