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Table 1 Population characteristics

From: Septic shock in older people: a prospective cohort study

  Young Elderly Group A vs. B
Control n=36 Septic shock (group A) n=21 p-value Control n=8 Septic shock (group B) n=8 p-value p-value
age (yrs) 45 ± 11 40 ± 13 0.154 73 ± 6 75 ± 9 0.666 0.000
male sex 38% 50 0.454 50 62% 0.766  
creatinin (mg/dl) 1.50 ± 2.73 1.04 ± 1.24 0.523 1.50 ± 1.60 2.62 ± 1.40 0.173 0.017
sodium (meq/dl) 142 ± 11 139 ± 9 0.133 141 ± 6 146 ± 18 0.454 0.283
potassium (meq/dl) 3.52 ± 0.84 3.52 ± 1.16 0.988 3.62 ± 0.74 4.25 ± 0.70 0.122 0.055
magnesium (mg/dl) 1.44 ± 0.55 1.19 ± 0.51 0.147 1.38 ± 0.51 1.63 ± 0.51 0.302 0.064
calcium (mg/dl) 4.77 ± 0.86 4.42 ± 0.74 0.100 4.75 ± 0.46 4.12 ± 0.64 0.043 0.294
phosphate (mg/dl) 3.03 ± 1.15 3.86 ± 2.47 0.073 3.75 ± 1.66 4.38 ± 1.92 0.482 0.577
chloride (mg/dl) 107 ± 12 105 ± 7 0.527 108 ± 10 104 ± 6 0.394 0.703
hemoglobin (g/dl) 12 ± 2.0 10 ± 2.2 0.011 10 ± 2.0 10 ± 2.2 0.913 0.939
hematocrit (g/dl) 36 ± 6 30 ± 6 0.010 31 ± 6 32 ± 6 1.000 0.769
leucocytes (/mm3) 10891 ± 4386 15569 ± 13341 0.046 17830 ± 23033 11863 ± 6020 0.499 0.314
PMN cells (/mm3) 8778 ± 4003 12406 ± 10710 0.061 7518 ± 3917 10446 ± 5632 0.231 0.529
platelets (/mm3) 235833 ± 136039 224571 ± 171250 0.769 196500 ± 86663 152750 ± 69134 0.267 0.119
albumin (g/dl) 2.83 ± 0.81 2.04 ± 0.74 0.000 2.62 ± 0.51 2.12 ± 0.35 0.039 0.708
lactate (g/dl) 12.75 ± 6.83 31.61 ± 35.91 0.001 11.25 ± 4.71 19.12 ± 9.32 0.311 0.154
CRP (g/dl) 50 ± 76 139 ± 129 0.003 56 ± 73 96 ± 162 0.494 0.939
SOFA score 3.50 ± 3.12 9.14 ± 4.13 0.000 4.13 ± 3.22 9.25 ± 2.96 0.002 0.517
ICU mortality 11% 47% 0.003 37.5% 50% 0.628 0.939