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Table 1 General characteristics of study population according to initial clinical stage

From: Clinical course of sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock in a cohort of infected patients from ten Colombian hospitals

Characteristics Infection without sepsis Sepsis Severe sepsis Shock
(n = 136) (n = 575) (n = 1576) (n = 394)
Age* 48.5 ± 20.4 49.3 ± 20.5 57.3 ± 20.1 57.2 ± 20.2
Male sex† 70 (51.5) 258 (44.9) 789 (50.1) 199 (50.5)
Community-acquired infection† 100 (73.5) 377 (65.6) 1120 (71.1) 249 (63.2)
Urinary tract infection† 42 (31.0) 120 (20.9) 369 (23.4) 40 (10)
Pneumonia† 9 (6.6) 101 (17.6) 417 (26.4) 116 (29.4)
Intra-abdominal infection† 4 (2.9) 27 (4.7) 161 (10.2) 65 (16.5)
Skin and soft tissues† 40 (29) 116 (20) 183 (11.6) 35 (8)
Trauma or surgery† 42 (30.9) 176 (30.6) 396 (25.1) 150 (38.1)
No comorbidities† 67 (49.3) 210 (36.5) 510 (32.4) 92 (23.4)
SOFA* 0.6 ± 0.8 1.2 ± 1.2 3.9 ± 2.4 8.0 ± 3.5
APACHE II* 4.4 ± 3.7 7.3 ± 4.9 12.4 ± 6.2 17.3 ± 6.7
Hospital stay‡ 5 (2 – 39) 8 (1 – 77) 10 (1 – 79) 12 (1 – 74)
28-day mortality† 3 (2.2) 47 (8.2) 276 (17.6) 172 (43.6)
  1. * Mean and standard deviation †Absolute frequency and percentage ‡Median and interquartile range.