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Table 3 Comparison between patients with septic shock and without septic shock

From: Vitamin A deficiency in critically ill children with sepsis

  Septic shock
N = 25
Non-septic shock
N = 135
P value
Age, months 14.00 (1.00, 60.05) 12.00 (3.00, 50.00) 0.841a
Weight, kg 8.00 (4.25, 15.50) 7.5 (4.00, 14.50) 0.842a
Male, n (%) 16 (64.0%) 75 (55.6%) 0.434b
PRISM 18.00 (15.0, 34.0) 10.00 (6.00, 14.00) 0.000a
Temperature, °C 39.00 (38.20, 39.50) 38.50 (37.70, 39.20) 0.083a
PCT, μg/L 42.76 (5.56,100.00) 2.36 (0.70, 9.03) 0.000a
PLT, × 109/L 84.00 (48.50, 195.50) 282.0 (157.0, 369.00) 0.000a
WBC, × 109/L 10.95 (3.95, 15.79) 12.58 (8.14, 16.50) 0.204a
Lactate, mmol/L 5.10 (3.80, 7.90) 2.30 (1.60, 3.40) 0.000a
Hypoglycemia, n (%) 10 (40%) 10 (7.4%) 0.000c
Positive blood culture, n (%) 4 (16.0%) 10 (7.4%) 0.237c
VAD, n (%) 20 (80.0%) 74 (54.8%) 0.019b
Ventilation time, hours 182.00 (72.00, 350.00) 20.00 (5.00, 72.00) 0.000a
Length of ICU stay, days 12.70 (7.85, 33.95) 5.80 (3.10, 11.50) 0.000a
Length of hospital stay, days 18.00 (12.10, 42.35) 14.00 (8.80, 22.00) 0.043a
Hospital mortality, n (%) 4 (16.0%) 3 (2.2%) 0.012c
28-day mortality, n (%) 6 (24.0%) 5 (3.7%) 0.002c
  1. aMann-Whitney U test
  2. bChi-squared test
  3. cFisher exact test