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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the patients with bacteremia caused by either gram negative (GN) or gram positive (GP) bacteria.

From: Serum procalcitonin elevation in critically ill patients at the onset of bacteremia caused by either gram negative or gram positive bacteria

Mean (SD) or number (%) GN bacteremia n = 52 GP bacteremia n = 45 p
Age (year-old) 68.2 (15.5) 61.0 (14.1) 0.047
Male/female 71.1/28.9 55.6/44.4 0.115
Medical/surgical admission 88.5/11.5 88.9/11.1 0.947
SAPS II 48.8 (19.3) 48.2 (18.4) 0.870
  1. SAPS: Simplified Acute Physiologic Score; GN: gram negative; GP: gram positive.