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Table 4 Demographic, clinical, and laboratory findings in males and females in the Digestive Symptoms Group (DSG)

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

  DSG (N = 62) p value
Males (N = 23) Females (N = 39)
Age, years ± SD 66 ± 18 72 ± 17 0.022
CCI, points 2 (1–5) 1 (0–1) 0.034
White Blood Cells, n/mmc 6040 (5130–9650) 6140 (5640–9140) 0.60
Lymphocytes, n/mmc 985 (380–1000) 1155 (1180–1890) 0.38
CRP, mg/dl 11.1 (9.4–21.3) 4.9 (2.0–8.0) 0.043
Procalcitonin, ng/ml 0.28 (0.10–5.83) 0.18 (0.02–0.43) 0.14
Creatinine, mg/dl 1.09 (0.79–1.46) 0.86 (0.75–1.24) 0.22
Isoamylase, U/L 32 (19–46) 30 (23–33) 0.99
ALT, U/L 22 (15–42) 18 (13–23) 0.25
LDH, mg/dl 369 (209–425) 246 (183–296) 0.07
CPK, U/L 88 (63–187) 63 (86–134) 0.34
  1. Data are reported as median (IQR) unless otherwise specified
  2. DGS Digestive Symptoms group, NDGS No Digestive Symptoms Group, SD Standard Deviation; CRP, C Reactive Protein, ALT Alanine Transferase, LDH Lactic Dehydrogenase, CPK Creatine Phosphokinase