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Table 2 Comparison of inflammatory variables

From: Procalcitonin guided antibiotic therapy of acute exacerbations of asthma: a randomized controlled trial

Level Inflammatory parameters
  PCT(ng/ml) hsCRP(mg/L) IL-6(pg/ml) WBC(×109/L) TNF-α(pg/ml)
Mild to Moderate (n = 203) 0.044 (0.027 ~ 0.241) 6.7 (3.8 ~ 13.5) 8.1 (4.5 ~ 13.4) 11.7±4.2 29.3 (12.5 ~ 46.2)
Severe to Critical (n = 52) 0.263 (0.158 ~ 0.482) 7.4 (4.9 ~ 16.4) 21.2 (13.7 ~ 48.1) 12.1±3.8 31.7 (14.1 ~ 50.6)
Statistic value Z = −2.324 Z = −0.538 Z = −3.217 t =0.013 t = −0.615
p value 0.041 0.557 0.036 0.989 0.805
  1. Note: Data are presented as M (QL ~ QU) or mean ± SD.