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Table 1 Characteristics of 100 patients admitted with fever to a tertiary care hospital in South India during July 2007

From: Fever in the tropics: aetiology and case-fatality - a prospective observational study in a tertiary care hospital in South India

Characteristics Patients (n = 100)
Age (years)  
  Mean (median, range) 37.5 (36.0, 16–84)
Gender  
  Male (n) 61
  Female (n) 39
Fever duration (weeks)  
  Mean (median, range) 5.4 (2.1, 0.1- 42.9)
  < 1 week (n) 34
  1-4 weeks (n) 30
  1-3 months (n) 26
  > 3 months (n) 9
Length of stay (days)  
  Mean (median, range) 11.6 (8.0, 1–57)
Comorbidity  
  HIV1 (n) 6
  Diabetes (n) 23
  1. Missing values: Age, n = 2; Fever duration, n = 2.
  2. Length of stay, n = 1; Comorbidity, missing values interpreted as no comorbidity.
  3. 1Six were known HIV positive; among these one had a negative
  4. HIV test recorded, one was not tested, and four were HIV antibody positive.