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Table 1 Epidemiological data on admission

From: Dramatic reduction of mortality in pneumococcal meningitis

  2003–2015 1984–2002 P value
Age (median (minimum, maximum)) 62 (20, 78) 51 (14, 87) 0.012
Gender (male/female) 19/36 46/41 0.039
GCS (median (minimum, maximum)) 12 (3, 15) 10 (3, 15) 0.224
Fever on admission 74.1 % 96.6 % 0.0001
Neck stiffness 84.9 % 95.4 % 0.057
Chronic underlying disease 40 % 29.9 % 0.275
ENT focus 67.3 % 57.5 % 0.290
CSF fistula 5.5 % 20.7 % 0.015
Direct admission 65.5 % 59.8 % 0.5950
  1. GCS Glasgow Coma Score, ENT ear nose and throat, CSF cerebrospinal fluid