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Table 2 Demographic and other features of the study population, according to survival (mean with 95% confidence intervals shown, t-test with unequal variance).

From: A new scoring system derived from base excess and platelet count at presentation predicts mortality in paediatric meningococcal sepsis

  Whole population Died Survived P value
Sex (male, %) 581/1073 (54%) 52/85 (61%) 529/988 (54%) 0.18 (chi square)
Decimal age (years) 5.12 ± 0.30 5.75 ± 1.3 5.06 ± 0.3 0.36
PRISM 12.7 ± 1.2 61.9 ± 6.7 11.0 ± 1.3 < 0.001
GMSPS 7.9 ± 0.2 11.4 ± 7.6 ± 0.3 < 0.001
Rotterdam 13.5 ± 1.6 59.1 ± 8.3 10.2 ± 1.3 < 0.001
WCC (109/L) 14.5 ± 1.3 6.7 ± 1.5 15.1 ± 1.4 < 0.001
Platelets (1012/L) 197 ± 7 100 ± 19 206 ± 6.7 < 0.001
APTT (s) 53 ± 2 104 ± 15 50 ± 2 < 0.001
INR 1.7 ± 0.05 2.7 ± 0.4 1.6 ± 0 < 0.001
Fibrinogen (g/L) 3.7 ± 0.1 1.6 ± 0.4 3.9 ± 0.1 < 0.001
CRP (mg/dL) 107.3 ± 4.8 68.7 ± 12.1 110.1 ± 5 < 0.001
K (mmol/L) 3.7 ± 0 3.9 ± 0.3 3.6 ± 0 0.56
Base excess (mmol/L) -6.9 ± 0.3 -12.1 ± 1.2 -6.5 ± 0.3 < 0.001
Lactate (mmol/L) 3.7 ± 0.2 7.2 ± 0.9 3.7 ± 0.2 < 0.001
Ventilation 627/1073 (58%) 80/85 (94%) 547/988 (55%) < 0.0001 (chi square)
Inotropes 675/1073 (63%) 78/85 (96%) 597/988 (60%) < 0.0001 (chi square)
  1. PRISM, paediatric risk of mortality; GMSPS, Glasgow meningococcal septicaemia prognosis score; WCC, white cell count; APTT, activated partial thromboplastin time; INR, international normalised ratio; CRP, C-reactive protein.