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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of the enrolled patients

From: Measurement of serum procalcitonin levels for the early diagnosis of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in patients with decompensated liver cirrhosis

  DCPs with infections N = 94 DCPs without infections N = 18 Control N = 17
Age (M ± SD) 59.84 ± 11.68 56.44 ± 12.4 54.05 ± 10.24
Gender (%) Male 58 (61.7) 13 (72.2) 11 (64.7)
Female 36 (38.3) 5 (27.8) 6 (35.3)
Etiology of cirrhosis (%) Hepatitis B 52 (55.3) 13 (72.2) 13 (76.5)
Hepatitis C 2 (2.1) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Alcohol 21 (22.3) 5 (27.8) 4 (23.5)
Others 19 (20.3) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Child–Pugh classification (%) A 0 (0) 0 (0) 17 (100)
B 5 (5.3) 7 (38.9) 0 (0)
C 89 (94.7) 11 (61.1) 0 (0)
Number of complications (%)* ≥2 66 (70.2) 8 (44.4) 0 (0)
<2 28 (29.8) 10 (55.6) 0 (0)
  1. *Complications were included ascites or and esophageal variceal bleeding, hepatic encephalopathy or hepatorenal syndrome.