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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of the demography of recruited dengue patients

From: Risk prediction for severe disease and better diagnostic accuracy in early dengue infection; the Colombo dengue study

  Number
(n – 86)
% Median + Q1-Q3
Age   27.5 years (20–40)
Body mass index   20.98 kg/m2(18.89–24.51)
Gender
 Female 29 33.7  
 Male 57 66.3  
Province of residence
 Colombo 78 90.70  
 Gampaha 6 6.98  
 Kaluthara 1 1.16  
 Others 1 1.16  
Level of education
 No schooling or primary education only 12 13.95  
 Grade 6–10 12 13.95  
 Passed GCE O/L or equivalent 26 30.23  
 Passed GCE A/L or equivalent 18 20.93  
 Higher education 11 12.79  
 Studying 7 8.14  
Level of income
 No income 24 27.91  
 Less than Rs 20,000 9 10.47  
 Between Rs 20000–30000 13 15.12  
 Between Rs 30000–40000 20 23.26  
 Between Rs 40000–50000 12 13.95  
 More than Rs 50000 8 9.30  
Preexisting cor-morbidity
 Diabetic Mellitus 4 4.65  
 Hypertension 8 9.30  
 Hyperlipidemia 4 4.65  
 IHD 3 3.49  
 Smoking 15 17.44  
 Alcohol consumption 10 11.63