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Table 3 Organ/metabolic dysfunction score relationships with cholesterol, as a percentage of expected cholesterol, white blood cell count, and percentage immature neutrophil values

From: Following severe injury, hypocholesterolemia improves with convalescence but persists with organ failure or onset of infection

Score Observations % WBC as immature neutrophils WBC % Cholesterol* (× 103 cells/μl) % Immature neutrophils
0 60 8.9 81 ± 15 16.4 ± 7.3 1.4 ± 2.6
1 134 19.8 72 ± 21 15.1 ± 6.4 2.5 ± 5.4
2 281 41.6 67 ± 21 15.2 ± 6.3 2.8 ± 4.4
3 167 24.7 62 ± 20 17.8 ± 7.9 4.4 ± 6.0
4 33 4.9 51 ± 14 21.6 ± 8.0 9.3 ± 9.0
5 1 0.1 54 ± 0.0 32.9 ± 0.0 5.0 ± 0.0
    P = 0.0001 P = 0.0001 P = 0.0001
  1. *Percent cholesterol is the observed value as a percentage of the expected value. Values are mean and standard deviation.