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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Reversal of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte count ratio in early versus late death from septic shock

  All patients (n = 130) Abdominal septic shock (n = 99) (1) Extra-abdominal septic shock (n = 31) (2) p Value (1) vs (2)
Age, yr 72.7 (60.3–82.4) 72.5 (61.4–82) 74 (58.7–84.2) 0.76
Female 54 (41.5) 42 (42.4) 12 (38.7) 0.54
Male 76 (58.5) 57 (57.6) 19 (61.3) 0.54
Origin of sepsis     
 Digestive tract 99 (74.6) 99 (100) 0 (0)  
 Bone and soft tissue 14 (11) 0 (0) 14 (45)  
 Pulmonary 7 (5) 0 (0) 7 (22)  
 Urinary tract 6 (4) 0 (0) 6 (19)  
 Blood/endocarditis 4 (3) 0 (0) 4 (12)  
Comorbidities     
 CAD 24 (18) 20 (20) 4 (13) 0.36
 Diabetes 28 (21) 23 (23) 5 (16) 0.4
 COPD 13 (10) 8 (8) 5 (16) 0.19
 Cancer/immunosuppression 33 (25) 28 (28) 5 (16) 0.17
 Charlson comorbidity index score 5 (4–6) 5 (4–6) 5 (4–6) 0.86
Severity and outcome     
 SAPS II 52.5 (42–60.8) 52 (40.5–61) 53 (44–59) 0.61
 SOFA score at admission 8 (6–12) 8 (6–11.5) 9 (8–12) 0.066
 In-ICU LOS 5 (2–11.8) 5 (2–10) 10 (3–18) 0.061
 In-ICU mortality 54 (41.5) 37 (37.4) 17 (54.8) 0.085
 Hospital-acquired infection 29 (22.3) 20 (20.2) 9 (29) 0.3
Cell counts at admission     
 Neutrophils, 109/L 9.7 (4–16.3) 10.1 (3.9–16.3) 8.3 (5.8–17.1) 0.78
 Lymphocytes, 109/L 0.8 (0.5–1.3) 0.8 (0.5–1.3) 0.9 (0.6–1.4) 0.88
 NLCR 9.3 (4.8–18.2) 9 (4.6–17.9) 11.5 (5.5–18.5) 0.47
  1. Abbreviations: CAD coronary artery disease, COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, SAPS II Simplified Acute Physiology Score II, SOFA Sequential Organ Failure Assessment, ICU intensive care unit, LOS length of stay, NLCR neutrophil-to-lymphocyte count ratio
  2. Continuous variables are expressed as median with interquartile range or count with percentage, as appropriate