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Table 1

From: Presence of bacterial infection and duration of antibiotic therapy in patients with standardized sepsis detection in the emergency department

  No bacterial infection (n= 79) Bacterial infection proven/probable (n= 190) P value
Culture-proven infection - 97 (51.1%) -
Positive blood cultures - 51 (26.8%) -
Probable bacterial infection - 93 (48.9 %) -
Sepsis category    
Sepsis 56 (70,9%) 110 (57.9%) 0.046a,b
Severe sepsis 20 (26,3%) 57 (30.0%) 0.549a
Sepsis-induced hypotension 2 (2,6%) 18 (9.5%) 0.053a,b
Septic shock 1 (1,3%) 5 (2.6%) 0.506a
Antibiotic treatment duration (days)c 7 (4 to 10) 10 (7 to 14) 0.000b,d
  1. aChi-square test. bTest reached statistical significance. cData provided as median (IQR). dMann-Whitney U test.