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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Cytokine profiles as markers of disease severity in sepsis: a multiplex analysis

Characteristic All patients (n = 60) Survivors (n = 31) Nonsurvivors (n = 29)
Age (years)a 64 (51–75) 55 (48.5–81.50) 64.0 (58.5–73.5)
Gender (male/female) 36/24 19/12 17/12
APACHE II score (points)a 20 (17–23) 17.0 (14.5–20.0) 22.0 (20.0–28.0)*
SOFA score on day 1a 9 (6–11) 7 (5–9) 11 (8.5–12)*
SOFA score on day 3a 7 (5–10) 6 (3–7) 10.5 (8.5–12.5)*
Septic shock 46/60 19/31 27/29
Sites of infection    
   Lung 33 (55.00%) 20 (64.52%) 13 (44.83%)
   Abdomen 15 (25.00%) 5 (16.13%) 10 (34.48%)
   Blood 5 (8.33%) 3 (9.68%) 2 (6.90%)
   Other 7 (11.66%) 3 (9.68%) 4 (13.79%)
Microbiological data    
   Gram-negative bacteria 37 (61.66%) 18 (66.67%) 19 (82.50%)
   Gram-positive bacteria 7 (11.66%) 5 (18.52%) 2 (8.69%)
   Polybacterial 4 (6.66%) 2 (7.41%) 2 (8.69%)
   Fungi 2 (3.33%) 2 (7.41%) 0 (0%)
   Positive cultures 50 (83.33%) 27 (87.10%) 23 (76.00%)
   Positive blood cultures 12 (20.00%) 8 (29.63%) 4 (17.39%)
  1. Unless otherwise stated, values are expressed as number or number (%). aMedian (interquartile range). *P < 0.05, survivors versus nonsurvivors. APACHE, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation; SOFA, Sequential Organ Failure Assessment.