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Table 2 Epidemiologic data of sepsis patients

From: An ADAM10 promoter polymorphism is a functional variant in severe sepsis patients and confers susceptibility to the development of sepsis

Variable Sepsis group (n = 440)
Age, years, mean ± standard error of the mean 61.31 ± 19.86
Male/female, number 290/150
Primary diagnosis (%) 51 (11.6)
Previous health status (%)  
Previous surgery 55 (12.5)
Hypertension 61 (13.9)
Ischemic cardiac disease 36 (8.2)
Source of injection  
Lung 266 (60.5)
Blood 52 (11.8)
Abdomen 72 (16.4)
Urinary tract 16 (3.6)
Catheter-related 10 (2.3)
Trauma 55 (12.5)
Brain 29 (6.6)
Drainage liquid 7 (1.6)
Others 4 (0.9)
Identified pathogen, n (%)  
Gram-positive 46 (10.5)
Gram-negative 141 (32.0)
Mix of gram-positive and gram-negative 46 (10.5)
Fungus 91 (20.7)
Polymicrobial 73 (16.6)
Negative blood culture 46 (10.5)
Pathogenic bacteria  
Acinetobacter baumannii 114 (25.9)
Yeast sample sporphyte 39 (8.9)
Aspergillus 20 (4.5)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 22 (5.0)
Staphylococcus aureus 20 (4.5)
Staphylococcus haemolyticus 16 (3.6)
Escherichia coli 13 (3.0)
Others 83 (18.9)
Number of organs with dysfunction (%)  
 1 68 (15.5)
 2 140 (31.8)
 3 or more 232 (52.7)
APACHE II score, mean ± standard error of the mean 26.17 ± 6.13
28-day mortality, % 77 (17.5)
  1. Results are presented as number (%) unless stated otherwise. APACHE, acute physiology and chronic health evaluation.