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Table 1 Baseline Demographics comparing patients with high qSOFA score vs low qSOFA scores

From: Utility of qSOFA score in identifying patients at risk for poor outcome in Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia

Characteristics High qSOFA n = 90 (%) Low qSOFA n = 312 (%) p value
Age, yr. a 56.5 ± 13.99 55.2 ± 15.1 0.66
Male 60 (67) 241 (77) 0.053
Residence Prior to Admission
 Home 66 (73) 240 (77) 0.81
 Skilled Nursing Facility 5 (6) 11 (4)  
 Other hospital/rehab center 9 (10) 30 (10)  
 Homeless 10 (11) 31 (10)  
Comorbid conditions
 None 2 (2) 30 (10) 0.02
 Diabetes Mellitus 35 (39) 142 (46) 0.28
 End stage renal disease on dialysis 16 (18) 51 (16) 0.75
 Cirrhosis 11 (13) 32 (11) 0.52
 Cardiovascular disease b 40 (44) 170 (54) 0.096
 Immunosuppressed c 15 (17) 37 (12) 0.28
  ≥ 3 comorbid conditions 45 (50) 165 (53) 0.63
Race/Ethnicity    0.18
 Caucasian 28 (33) 92 (30)  
 Asian 14 (16) 26 (8)  
 African American 10 (12) 34 (11)  
 Hispanic 32 (37) 137 (44)  
 Other 2 (2) 21 (7)  
History of Intravenous Drug Use 13 (15) 32 (10) 0.26
History of S. aureus infection 14 (16) 57 (18) 0.08
History of IV vancomycin therapy 12 (13%) 45 (15%) 0.79
Community-onset SAB 77 (86) 272 (87) 0.72
Microbial characteristics    0.03
 MSSA 52 (58) 219 (70)  
 MRSA 38 (42) 93 (30)  
Source Risk Category d    0.0036
 Low risk 20 (22) 64 (21)  
 Intermediate risk 43 (48) 202 (65)  
 High risk 26 (29) 46 (15)  
Study site    0.43
 County teaching hospital 64 (71) 205 (66)  
 Academic hospital 11 (12) 35 (11)  
 Community teaching hospital 15 (17) 72 (23)  
  1. a mean ± standard deviation; b Cardiovascular disease includes hypertension, dyslipidemia, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease; c Immunosuppressed: malignancy, recent chemotherapy, chronic steroid use (prednisone ≥20 mg/day or equivalent); SAB = S. aureus bacteremia; d Sources of infection considered low risk were intravascular (IV) catheters, urinary tract infection, ear-nose-larynx, gynecologic, and several manipulation-related sources; intermediate risk were osteoarticular, soft-tissue, and unknown sources; and high risk were endovascular, lower respiratory tract, intra-abdominal, and central nervous system foci