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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the 302 patients

From: Pro-adrenomedullin to predict severity and outcome in community-acquired pneumonia [ISRCTN04176397]

Characteristic  
Age, years 69.6 ± 17.0a
Male sex, no. (%) 187 (61.9)
Smoking status  
   Current smoker, no. (%) 73 (24.2)
   Pack-years for smokers 40.1 ± 24.2a
Antibiotic pretreatment (%) 61 (20.2)
Coexisting illnesses, no. (%)  
   Coronary artery disease 97 (32.1)
   Hypertensive heart disease 78 (25.8)
   Congestive heart failure 16 (5.3)
   Peripheral vascular disease 20 (6.6)
   Cerebrovascular disease 16 (5.3)
   Renal dysfunction 81 (26.8)
   Liver disease 31 (10.3)
   Diabetes mellitus 61 (20.2)
   Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 76 (25.2)
   Neoplastic disease 48 (15.9)
History, no. (%)  
   Cough 270 (89.4)
   Sputum 221 (73.2)
   Dyspnea 229 (75.8)
Examination, no. (%)  
   Rales 271 (89.7)
Laboratory findings  
   CRP (mg/l), median (IQ range) 129.7 [65–211]
   Procalcitonin (μg/l), median (IQ range) 0.5 [0.2–2.2]
   Leukocyte count (× 109) 13.6 ± 6.7a
   proADM (pmol/l), median (IQ range) 1.1 [0.6–1.9]
Radiographic findings, no. (%)  
   Pleural effusion 37 (12.3)
   Multilobar CAP 53 (17.5)
PSI points 99.4 ± 35.3a
PSI class, no. (%)  
   I, II and III 120 (39.7)
   IV 130 (43)
   V 52 (17)
  1. aValues are means ± standard deviation unless stated otherwise. Because of rounding, percentages may not sum to 100. ADM, adrenomedullin; CRP, C-reactive protein; PSI = pneumonia severity index.