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Table 1 Subject characteristics

From: Alterations of Bacteroides sp., Neisseria sp., Actinomyces sp., and Streptococcus sp. populations in the oropharyngeal microbiome are associated with liver cirrhosis and pneumonia

Characteristics Group HC (n = 30) Group CC (n = 30) Group CI (n = 30)
Age 62.80 ± 3.19 63.47 ± 2.29 65.23 ± 3.42
Sex: Male/female 23/7 21/9 22/8
Hospital days -a 10.5 25.5
Primary blood parameters at first follow-up:    
WBC (109/L) 8.48 ± 1.13 7.72 ± 5.33 14.60 ± 18.47
CRP (mg/L) <10 21.97 ± 7.54 136.02 ± 79.39
ALB (g/L) 50.19 ± 2.84 29.97 ± 7.54 32.88 ± 3.31
ALT (U/L) 18.77 ± 7.65 140.53 ± 53.04 117.55 ± 30.27
AST (U/L) 17.90 ± 5.26) 173.07 ± 62.10) 109.29 ± 38.47
TBIL (mol/L) 9.63 ± 1.65 49.03 ± 16.63 51.37 ± 23.44
Infection with    
Candida - - 5
Streptococcus pneumoniae - - 14
Mycoplasma pneumoniae - - 3
Pseudomonas aeruginosa - - 3
Staphylococcus - - 5
  1. Mean ± SD
  2. WBC white blood cell, CRP C-reactive protein, ALB albumin, ALT alanine aminotransferase, AST aspartate aminotransferase, TBIL total bilirubin
  3. aNot applicable