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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of patients with sepsis stratified by vitamin A status

From: Vitamin A deficiency in critically ill children with sepsis

  Non-VAD
N = 66
VAD
N = 94
P value
Hypoglycemia, n (%) 3 (4.5%) 17 (18.1%) 0.011b
Positive blood culture, n (%) 6 (9.1%) 8 (8.5%) 0.898b
Severe sepsis, n (%) 6 (9.1%) 23 (24.5%) 0.013b
Septic shock, n (%) 5 (7.6%) 20 (21.3%) 0.019b
PLT, × 109/L 298.00 (174.00,397.00) 201.50 (104.75,323.25) 0.007a
PRISM 10.00 (7.8,16.0) 11.00 (7.0, 17.3) 0.674a
Temperature, °C 38.50 (37.60, 39.20) 38.80 (37.80, 39.40) 0.171a
PCT, μg/L 3.02 (0.79, 15.12) 3.15 (0.79, 15.69) 0.762a
Albumin, g/L 31.64 (6.68) 28.64 (6.25) 0.004d
WBC, × 109/L 12.63 (7.01, 16.85) 11.80 (7.89,15.77) 0.438a
Lactate, mmol/L 2.70 (1.70, 3.90) 2.45 (1.68, 4.50) 0.967a
Ventilation time, hours 24.00 (9.50, 125.00) 22.00 (5.00, 99.50) 0.397a
Length of ICU stay, days 8.75 (3.80, 14.00) 5.80 (3.00, 11.75) 0.210a
Length of hospital stay, days 16.2 0 (11.30, 20.90) 13.70 (8.45, 23.72) 0.362a
Hospital mortality, n (%) 2 (3.0%) 5 (5.3%) 0.701c
28-day mortality, n (%) 3 (4.5%) 8 (8.5%) 0.527c
  1. PLT platelet, °C degree Celsius, PCT procalcitonin, WBC white blood count
  2. aMann-Whitney U test
  3. bChi-squared test
  4. cFisher exact test
  5. dStudent’s t test