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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the subjects

From: Association of initial intracellular signalling pathway and cytokine level with early mortality in severe sepsis patients

Characteristic Survival subjects (n= 63) Death subjects (n= 27)
Mean age (years) 52.98 ± 15.38 50.19 ± 13.46
Sex   
  Male 23 (36.5) 12 (44.4)
  Female 40 (63.5) 15 (55.6)
Sepsis severity   
  Severe sepsis 42 (66.7) 13 (48.1)
  Septic shock 21 (33.3) 14 (51.9)
Mean APACHE II score 13.03 ± 5.27 14.37 ± 6.55
Comorbidity   
  Without comorbidity 4 (6.3) 2 (7.4)
  With comorbidity(s) 59 (93.7) 25 (92.6)
Source of infection   
  Respiratory tract 45 (71.4) 24 (88.9)
  Intraabdominal 4 (6.3) 1 (3.7)
  Skin and soft tissue 5 (7.9) 1 (3.7)
  Urinary tract 2 (3.1) 1 (3.7)
  ≥ 2 sources 7 (11.3) 0
Mean procalcitonin (pg/ml) 21.47 ± 44.30 30.26 ± 17.29
Mean baseline lactate (mmol/l) 3.10 ± 1.77 4.89 ± 2.57
  1. Data presented as n (%) or mean ± standard deviation. APACHE, Acute physiology and chronic health evaluation.