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Table 1 Patients and clinical variables

From: Addition of host genetic variants in a prediction rule for post meningitis hearing loss in childhood: a model updating study

Characteristics Study cohort n = 471
Total (% missing) Cases ( n) (%)
General characteristics     
Male gender a 471 (0) 260 55.2%
Outcome measure     
Hearing loss a 471 (0) 34 7.2%
Clinical predictors     
Duration of symptoms > 2 daysa 464 (1.5) 110 23.7%
Petechiae a 463 (1.7) 273 59.0%
CSF glucose ≤ 0.6 mmol/l a 418 (11.2) 125 29.9%
Causative pathogen in CSF: 471 (0)   
N. meningitidis a    391 83%
S. pneumoniae a    80 17%
(transient) ataxia a. b 471 (0) 16 3.4%
  1. a Number of subjects (%).
  2. b (Transient) ataxia was defined as signs of ataxia, which lasted at least until discharge from the hospital, as documented in the medical records.
  3. Abbreviations:
  4. No.: Number.
  5. CSF: Cerebrospinal fluid.