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Table 1 Baseline characteristics upon presentation at the Emergency Department in the study cohort and control group

From: Lymphocytopenia and neutrophil-lymphocyte count ratio predict bacteremia better than conventional infection markers in an emergency care unit

  Study cohort (n= 92) Control group (n= 92) P value
Age 66 (18-96) 66 (18-96) NA
Female 48 (52.2) 48 (52.2) NA
Previous antibiotic usage 8 (8.7) 7 (7.6) 0.788
COPD 16 (17.4) 19 (20.6) 0.573
Diabetes 21 (22.8) 17 (18.5) 0.466
Renal disease 8 (8.7) 9 (9.8) 0.799
Chronic liver failure 6 (6.5) 3 (3.3) 0.305
Smoking 9 (9.8) 12 (13.0) 0.487
Alcohol abuse 2 (2.2) 12 (13.0) 0.005
  1. Data presented as number (percentage) of patients or mean (range). COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, NA, not applicable.