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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study population on admission

From: Fluid requirement in adult dengue haemorrhagic fever patients during the critical phase of the illness: an observational study

Patient characteristic Group 1
(≤M + 5% deficit)
n = 35
Group 2
(>M + 5% deficit)
n = 80
P value
Agea 30.0 (21–37) 26.0 (19.25–38.5) 0.39
Gender, n (%)
 Male 23 (65.7) 42 (52.5) 0.19
 Female 12 (34.3) 38 (47.5)
Weight (kg)a 55 (50–67.5) 66.5 (55–157) 0.30
Height (cm)a 157.5 (150–168.2) 155 (80–166) 0.58
BMI (kg/m2)a 20.76 (19.45–23.65) 22.75 (20.22–26.21) 0.03
Day of illness on admission, n (%)
  < 3 8 (22.9) 21 (26.25) 0.16
 3–4 23 (65.7) 56 (70.0)
  ≥ 5 4 (11.4) 3 (3.75)
Symptoms on admission, n (%)
 Fever 35 (100) 80 (100)
 Headache 25 (71.43) 72 (90) 0.01
 Nausea 18 (51.43) 54 (67.5) 0.10
 Vomiting 16 (45.71) 50 (62.5) 0.09
 Abdominal pain 9 (25.71) 18 (22.5) 0.69
Laboratory parameters
 WBC (×103)a 3.6 (2.64–5.76) 3.85 (2.99–4.77) 0.44
 PCV 41.84 (4.85) 41.35 (4.92) 0.49
 Platelet (×109)a 103.0 (66–166) 92.0 (63.25–140.75) 0.62
 SGOTa 109 (77–178) 98.5 (69.75–257.5) 0.89
 SGPTa 72 (54–123) 64 (38.25–156.25) 0.73
  1. Mean and the standard deviation or frequency (%) shown unless specified otherwise. aMedian (IQR) given for skewed data and the non-parametric test (Mann-Whitney U test) used for analysis