Table 2

Patient population baseline characteristics

VariableSeverely septic
N=27
Not severely septic
N=473
p Value
Age57 (46/74)47 (31/67)
Male (n (%))11 (40.7%)230 (48.6)
Arrival by
 Ambulance(n (%))19 (70.4%)268 (56.7%)
 Self-presenting (n (%))8 (29.6%)204 (43.1%)
Observations on arrival
 Temperature (°C)37.3±1.236.7±0.6<0.001
 HR (beats/min)105±16.582.9±19.9<0.001
 RR (breaths/min)24.1±5.218.3±3.6<0.001
 Systolic BP (mm Hg)117.5±27.9128.9±21.20.007
 Saturation (%)92.9±13.897.6±2.9<0.001
Laboratory values
 White cell count (109/L)13.4±6.58.2±3.9<0.001
 Platelets (109/L)283.3±139.2254.3±96.80.145
 C reactive protein (mg/L)130.5±119.232.0±46.2<0.001
 Plasma creatinine (µmol/L)108.9±94.793.6±107.60.469
 Bilirubin (µmol/L)12.2±12.413±24.10.855
 Lactate (mmol/L)2.5±1.51.6±1.30.002
 Capillary glucose (mmol/L)7.8±4.56.6±3.70.116
 30 days mortality (n (%))3 (11.1%)9 (0.6%)
  • Age, median (IQR); if not otherwise declared all other variables mean±SD.