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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the patients

From: Procalcitonin, lipopolysaccharide-binding protein, interleukin-6 and C-reactive protein in community-acquired infections and sepsis: a prospective study

Variable Noninfected without SIRS (n = 48) Noninfected with SIRS (n = 19) Infection without SIRS (n = 32) Sepsis (n = 47) Severe sepsis (n = 27)
Male 16 (33.3) 7 (36.8) 18 (56.3) 20 (42.6) 18 (66.7)
Female 32 (66.6) 12 (63.2) 14 (43.7) 27 (57.4) 9 (33.3)
Age 68.4 ± 18 64.4 ± 14.6 60.8 ± 16.6 60.4 ± 19.9 66.4 ± 17.8
SOFA score 1.3 ± 1.1 1.7 ± 1.1 1.6 ± 1.5 1.6 ± 1.2 3.0 ± 1.9
Charlson Index of comorbidity 1.5 ± 1.3 1.9 ± 1.2 1.3 ± 1.3 1.1 ± 1.3 1.2 ± 1.3
Hemoglobin (mmol/l) 7.9 ± 1.0 8.5 ± 1.1 8.2 ± 1.2 8.2 ± 1.2 8.2 ± 1.1
Platelet count (109/l) 291 ± 115.5 283 ± 89.1 325 ± 210.6 254 ± 107.3 268 ± 184.4
Bilirubin (μmol/l) 9.3 ± 6.7 9.5 ± 7.6 21.9 ± 36.6 10.6 ± 6.8 13.6 ± 5.5
Prothrombin time 1.0 ± 0.3 0.9 ± 0.3 0.9 ± 0.4 0.9 ± 0.3 0.9 ± 0.3
Creatinine (μmol/l) 96.9 ± 27.1 96.1 ± 28.5 100.6 ± 31.2 100.4 ± 31.7 140.3 ± 79.5
  1. Data are presented as the absolute number (%) or the mean ± standard deviation. SIRS, systemic inflammatory response syndrome; SOFA, Sepsis-related Organ Failure Assessment.