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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the patients

From: Effect of semi-quantitative procalcitonin assay on the adequacy of empirical antibiotics and mortality in septic patients

Characteristic Semi-quantitative PCT-examined group, n (%) Control group, n(%)
Age   
   >60 years 28 (29.5) 23 (22.5)
   ≤60 years 67 (70.5) 79 (77.5)
Mean age (years) 51.4 ± 15.7 48.6 ± 46.0
Sex   
   Male 42 (44.2) 40 (39.2)
   Female 53 (55.8) 62 (60.8)
Sepsis severity   
   Sepsis 57 (60.0) 54 (52.9)
   Severe sepsis and septic shock 38 (40.0) 48 (47.1)
Comorbidity   
   Without comorbidities 20 (21.1) 20 (19.6)
   With comorbidities 75 (78.9) 82 (80.4)
Source of infection   
   One source 82 (86.3) 86 (84.3)
   ≥2 sources 13 (13.7) 16 (15.7)
14-day mortality 26 (27.4) 53 (52.0)