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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of participants

From: Angiopoietin-2 is increased in sepsis and inversely associated with nitric oxide-dependent microvascular reactivity

  Severe sepsis Sepsis without organ failure Control P value across all groups
N 52 31 41  
Age (years) a 52.8 (48.6-56.9) 50.8 (46.5-55.2) 47.3 (43.2-51.6) NSc
Male n (%) 31 (60) 21(68) 28 (68) NSd
Diabetic n (%) 17 (33) 7 (23) 13 (32) NSd
Smoker n (%) 26 (50) 12 (39) 16 (39) NSd
IHD n (%) 9 (17) 6 (19) 5 (12) NSd
On a statin n (%) 13 (25) 9 (29) 11 (27) NSd
APACHE II b 19 (15-25) 8 (5-11)   0.0001e
SOFA score b 6 (3-9) 1 (0-2)   0.0001e
  1. a. Mean (95% confidence interval).
  2. b. Median (Interquartile range).
  3. c. By one-way analysis of variance.
  4. d. By Fisher's exact test across all three groups.
  5. e. By Kruskal-Wallis test.
  6. APACHE II, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II score; IHD, ischemic heart disease; NS, not significant; SOFA, Sequential Organ Failure Assessment score.