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Table 5 Patient characteristics in relation to respiratory virus detection

From: Impact of microbial Aetiology on mortality in severe community-acquired pneumonia

Characteristics Viruses detected (n = 50) Viruses not detected (n = 67) p-value
Demographics
 Age, years 64.3 ± 14.9 61.3 ± 17.0 0.33
 Male 28 (56.0) 45 (67.2) 0.22
Comorbid illness
 Diabetes Mellitus 18 (36.0) 18 (26.9) 0.32
 Hypertension 32 (64.0) 35 (52.2) 0.20
 Cardiac disease 13 (25.0) 13 (19.4) 0.40
 Chronic lung disease 11 (22.0) 12 (17.9) 0.58
 Cerebrovascular disease 5 (10.0) 9 (13.4) 0.57
Symptoms
 Fever 31 (62.0) 40 (59.7) 0.80
 Cough 43 (86.0) 54 (80.1) 0.44
 Purulent Sputum 30 (60.0) 33 (49.3) 0.25
 Dypsnea 35 (70.0) 47 (70.1) 0.99
Radiological features
 Multilobar lung infiltrates 36 (72.0) 46 (68.7) 0.70
 Pleural effusion 5 (10.0) 10 (14.9) 0.43
Laboratory Indices
 Serum C- Reactive Proteina (mg/L) 127.8 ± 105.0 178.1 ± 117.6 0.021
 Serum Procalcitoninb (ug/L) 16.0 ± 30.4 22.5 ± 37.4 0.32
Severity indicators
 APACHE II 22.3 ± 9.6 21.9 ± 9.3 0.82
 Shock 30 (60.0) 39 (58.2) 0.85
 Altered mentation 11 (22.0) 11 (16.4) 0.45
Ventilatory support
 -Invasive 47 (94.0) 61 (91.0) 0.84
 -Non-invasive 1 (2.0) 3 (4.5)  
 -Supplemental oxygen 2 (4.0) 4 (6.0)  
  1. Data are presented as number (%), mean ± standard deviation
  2. APACHE Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation
  3. aData was missing for 3 patients. bData was missing for 1 patient