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Table 1 Demographic characteristic, medications on admission and co-morbidities in the bacterial and non-bacterial groups

From: C-reactive protein velocity to distinguish febrile bacterial infections from non-bacterial febrile illnesses in the emergency department

   Bacterial
n = 108
Non-bacterial
n = 70
P value
Age, years Mean ± SD 54.6 ± 23.4 33.1 ± 16.1 < 0.001
Women n (%) 54 (50.0%) 27 (38.6%) 0.135
Body mass index, kg/m2 Mean ± SD 25.4 ± 4.5 23.5 ± 4.1 0.003
Ischemic heart disease n (%) 21 (19.4%) 2 (2.9%) 0.001
Diabetes mellitus n (%) 23 (21.3%) 3 (4.3%) 0.002
Steroids usage n (%) 2 (1.9%) 1 (1.4%) 0.83
  1. SD = standard deviation.