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Table 1 Comparison of demographic data between patients with severe leptospirosis admitted to ICU and ward

From: Risk factors for intensive care unit admission in patients with severe leptospirosis: a comparative study according to patients’ severity

  ICU (N = 83) Ward (N = 123) p
Age (years) 38.8 ± 15.7 34.1 ± 15.9 0.037
Gender
 Male 72 (86.7 %) 105 (85.4 %) 0.840
 Female 11 (13.3 %) 18 (14.6 %)  
Hospital stay (days) 4.13 ± 3.1 9.5 ± 5.2 0.0001
Time between onset of symptoms and hospitalization (days) 7 ± 4 7.22 ± 4.11 0.224
Mortality (%) 23.5 5.7 <0.0001
  1. Pearson’s Chi-square test, T-Student test and Mann–Whitney test were used to perform this comparison. P values ≤ 0.05 were considered statistically significant