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Table 5 The characteristics for various predictors of 28-day mortality in CAP patients

From: Efficacy of the quick sequential organ failure assessment for predicting clinical outcomes among community-acquired pneumonia patients presenting in the emergency department

VariablesAUC (95% CI)S.EPCut offSensitivitySpecificityPPVNPVLR+LR-
Lac0.611 (0.575–0.646)0.022< 0.0012.345.4873.5953.866.71.720.74
PCT0.624 (0.588–0.659)0.020< 0.001059.8062.0851.369.81.580.65
WBC0.534 (0.498–0.571)0.0220.11511.6854.8554.6344.964.21.210.83
CRP0.537 (0.501–0.574)0.0220.08345.328.0978.5646.961.81.310.92
qSOFA0.602 (0.566–0.638)0.019< 0.0011.054.1864.5650.867.61.530.71
SOFA0.587 (0.551–0.623)0.022< 0.0017.045.4874.0454.266.81.750.74
CURB-650.614 (0.577–0.649)0.021< 0.0012.058.5362.3051.269.01.550.67
  1. Lac lactate, PCT procalcitonin, WBC white blood cell, CRP C-reactive protein, qSOFA quick sequential organ failure assessment, SOFA sequential organ failure assessment, CURB-65 confusion, urea, respiratory rate, blood pressure and age