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Table 3 Characteristics of patients with nonsevere sepsis upon emergency department (ED) presentation

From: Predictors of early progression to severe sepsis or shock among emergency department patients with nonsevere sepsis

Sample characteristics n = 582
Age (years), mean (SD) 56.1 (17.3)
Sex (women), n (%) 276 (47.7)
Race  
 Hispanic, n (%) 287 (49.3)
 Blacks, n (%) 149 (25.6)
 White, n (%) 66 (11.3)
 Other, n (%) 80 (13.7)
Initial WBC count (mg/dL), median (IQR) 12.3 (6.6)
Pulse at ED triage (bpm), mean (SD) 103.7 (21.5)
Respiratory rate at ED triage (bpm), mean (SD) 18 (2)
Temperature at ED triage (°F), median (IQR) 99.5 (3.4)
Diastolic blood pressure at ED triage (mmHg), mean (SD) 75.7 (14.3)
Serum hemoglobin (g/dL), mean (SD) 12.2 (2.1)
Serum albumin (g/dL), mean (SD) 3.8 (0.6)
Serum bicarbonate (mEq/L) 26.0 (4.8)
Serum sodium (mEq/L), mean (SD) 137.9 (4.6)
Serum glucose (mg/dL), median (IQR) 121 (70)
Nursing home residents, n (%) 95 (16.3)
Clinical suspicion for pneumonia in the ED, n (%) 158 (27.1)
History of diabetes, n (%) 201 (34.5)
History of congestive heart failure, n (%) 57 (9.8)
History of coronary artery disease, n (%) 68 (11.7)
History of cirrhosis and/or hepatitis B and/or C, n (%) 52 (8.9)
History of chronic kidney disease, n (%) 62 (10.6)
History of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or asthma, n (%) 124 (21.3)
History of stroke, n (%) 58 (10.0)
History of AIDS (CD4 <200), n (%) 26 (4.5)
History of cancer, n (%) 66 (11.3)
History of alcohol abuse, n (%) 32 (5.5)
  1. Nonsevere sepsis defined as patients meeting two out of four SIRS criteria with suspected sepsis, with no evidence of organ dysfunction (severe sepsis) or shock
  2. WBC white blood cell, SD standard deviation, IQR interquartile range, AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome