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Table 2 Comparison of physical characteristics and serum markers of patients

From: Pilot study for risk assessment of aspiration pneumonia based on oral bacteria levels and serum biomarkers

  AP CAP Con  
(n = 22) (n = 20) (n = 20)
PS 2.7 ± 1.0 1.6 ± 0.6 1.1 ± 0.4 AP vs CAP,
AP vs Con and
CAP vs Con p <0.0001
BMI (kg/m2 ) 17.6 ± 4.1 19.8 ± 4.3 23.0 ± 3.5 AP vs CAP NS
AP vs Con and
CAP vs Con p =0.0005
Alb (g/dL) 3.14 ± 0.67 3.19 ± 0.57 3.62 ± 0.50 AP vs CAP NS
AP vs Con and
CAP vs Con p =0.00013
CRP (mg/dL) 9.52 ± 8.49 12.63 ± 7.76 2.28 ± 5.91 AP vs CAP NS
AP vs Con and
CAP vs Con p <0.0001
CRP/Alb 3.64 ± 3.88 4.3 ± 3.15 0.85 ± 2.55 AP vs CAP NS
AP vs Con and
CAP vs Con p <0.0001
WBC (/μL) 10430.9 ± 4990.9 11809.5± 3538.8 7299.5 ± 3810.7 AP vs CAP NS
AP vs Con and
CAP vs Con p =0.001
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± standard deviation