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Table 3 Details of replication set from the Children's Acute Transport Service, according to survival (mean with 95% confidence interval 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, %) 79/134 (59%) 7/14 (50%) 72/120 (60%) 0.47 (chi square)
Decimal age (years) 3.25 ± 0.59 2.48 ± 0.52 3.35 ± 0.6 0.31
Platelets (1012/L) 205 ± 20 46 ± 8 227 ± 19 < 0.001
Base excess (mmol/L) -7.4 ± 0.8 -15.4 ± 1.0 -6.3 ± 0.6 < 0.001