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Table 1 Characteristics of inpatients with airway infections

From: What about the others: differential diagnosis of COVID-19 in a German emergency department

  All
(n = 136)
COVID19+ 
(n = 47)
COVID19–
(n = 89)
Odds ratio
(95% confidence interval)
p-value
Age, mean (± SD, range) 68 (± 17.54, 23–97) 70 (± 17.65, 23–94) 67 (± 17.51, 24–97)   0.420
Male gender, n (%) 90 (66.2) 31 (66.0) 59 (66.3) 0.985 (0.481–2.141) 0.969
Manchester triage, n (%)
 Red 14 (10.3) 4 (8.5) 10 (11.2) 0.735 (0.217–2.483) 0.619
 Orange 12 (8.8) 3 (6.4) 9 (10.1) 0.606 (0.156–2.355) 0.466
 Yellow 50 (36.8) 15 (31.9) 35 (39.3) 0.723 (0.343–1.525) 0.394
 Green 58 (42.6) 25 (53.2) 33 (37.1) 1.928 (0.942–3.948) 0.071
 Blue 2 (1.5) 0 (0) 2 (2.2) 0.987 (0.947–1.009) 0.301
Medical history, positive for, n (%)
 Cardiac 85 (62.5) 29 (61.7) 56 (62.9) 0.904 (0.436–1.877) 0.769
 Pulmonary 44 (32.4) 10 (21.3) 34 (38.2) 0.429 (0.189–0.973) 0.108
 PE/thrombosis 9 (6.6) 2 (4.3) 7 (7.9) 0.53 (0.106–2.673) 0.437
 Renal 26 (2.9) 4 (8.5) 22 (24.7) 0.283 (0.091–0.879) 0.025
 Cancer 31 (22.8) 10 (21.3) 21 (23.6) 0.87 (0.373–2.053) 0.808
Smoker, n (%)
 Never 26 (19.1) 9 (19.1) 17 (19.1) 0.997 (0.406–2.448) 0.995
 Yes 16 (11.8) 1 (2.1) 15 (16.9) 0.107 (0.014–0.839) 0.011
 Quitted 9 (6.6) 4 (8.5) 5 (5.6) 0.640 (0.163–2.506) 0.519
 Unknown 85 (62.5) 33 (70.2) 52 (58.4) 0.596 (0.281–1.267) 0.177
  1. Bold values mark a significant parameter (p < 0,05) and were used to improve readibility and to emphasize main results