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Table 1 Demographic, clinical, and laboratory findings of patients with COVID-19 on hospital admission, divided for groups (DSG vs. NDSG)

From: COVID-19 inpatients with gastrointestinal onset: sex and care needs’ differences in the district of Ferrara, Italy

  DSG (N = 62) NDSG (N = 433) Overall (N = 495) p value
Sex     0.031
 Male, n (%) 23 (37.1) 224 (51.7) 247 (49.9)  
 Female, n (%) 39 (62.9) 209 (48.3) 248 (50.1)  
Age, years ± SD 70 ± 17 72 ± 17 72 ± 17 0.042
CCI, points 2 (0–4) 1 (0–3) 1 (0–3) 0.046
White Blood Cells, n/mmc 6040 (5130–9450) 6610 (4935–9585) 6540 (5020–9670) 0.75
Lymphocytes, n/mmc 1085 (785–1485) 1010 (700–1420) 1015 (710–1463) 0.24
CRP, mg/dl 6.6 (2.1–13.2) 5.6 (1.8–11.6) 5.6 (1.9–11.8) 0.31
Procalcitonin, ng/ml 0.22 (0.06–0.43) 0.20 (0.07–0.64) 0.20 (0.07–0.62) 0.98
Creatinine, mg/dl 0.94 (0.77–1.42) 0.97 (0.74–1.28) 0.96 (0.75–1.29) 0.60
Isoamylase, U/L 30 (19–54) 32 (21–51) 32 (21–52) 0.92
ALT, U/L 19 (14–34) 23 (14–37) 22 (14–36) 0.51
LDH, mg/dl 282 (202–410) 268 (199–363) 269 (200–368) 0.31
CPK, U/L 86 (48–181) 95 (46–179) 89 (46–178) 0.73
  1. Data are reported as median (IQR) unless otherwise specified
  2. DGS Digestive Symptoms group, NDGS No Digestive Symptoms Group, SD Standard Deviation, CCI Charlson Comorbidity Index, CRP C Reactive Protein, ALT Alanine Transferase, LDH Lactic Dehydrogenase, CPK Creatine Phosphokinase