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Table 4 Characteristics of infections in patients with severe sepsis stratifiedaccording to gender

From: The influence of gender on the epidemiology of and outcome from severe sepsis

  All patients Male Female P value
n 305 220 (72.1) 85 (27.9)  
Site of infection     
   Pulmonary 183 (60) 138 (62.7) 45 (52.9) 0.118
   Abdominal 112 (36.7) 77 (35) 35 (41.2) 0.316
   Catheter-related 7 (2.3) 5 (2.3) 2 (2.4) 0.967
   Renal 18 (5.9) 13 (5.9) 5 (5.9) 0.993
   Central nervous system 9 (3) 5 (2.3) 4 (4.7) 0.260
   Bone 4 (1.3) 4 (1.8) 0 0.211
   Soft tissue 15 (4.9) 12 (5.5) 3 (3.5) 0.486
   Unknown 38 (12.5) 22 (10) 16 (18.8) 0.036
   Other 80 (26.2) 53 (24.1) 27 (31.8) 0.172
Initial SOFA subscores     
   SOFA respiratory 3 (2 to 3) 3 (2 to 3) 2 (2 to 3) 0.312
   SOFA hepatologic 0 (0 to 2) 0 (0 to 2) 0 (0 to 1) 0.439
   SOFA hematologic 1 (0 to 2) 1 (0 to 2) 1 (0 to 2) 0.803
   SOFA renal 1 (0 to 2) 1 (0 to 2) 1 (0 to 2) 0.254
   SOFA neurologic 2 (1 to 3) 2 (1 to 3) 2 (1 to 3) 0.729
   SOFA cardiovascular 4 (2 to 4) 4 (2 to 4) 3 (1.5 to 4) 0.282
SOFA scores during sepsis     
   Initial SOFA score 9.6 ± 3.6 9.8 ± 3.7 9.1 ± 3.3 0.190
   SOFA mean 9.4 ± 3.6 9.6 ± 3.7 8.9 ± 3.5 0.197
   SOFA maximum 9.7 ± 3.6 9.9 ± 3.7 9.1 ± 3.3 0.151
  1. Data presented as n (%) or median (interquartile range). SOFA,Sequential Organ Failure Assessment.