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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of the study population

From: Determinants of short and long term functional recovery after hospitalization for community-acquired pneumonia in the elderly: role of inflammatory markers

Symptoms, n (%)    
  Favorable outcome (n = 239) Unfavorable outcome (n = 62) P value
   Cough 153 (64) 37 (60) 0.6
   Dyspnea 160 (67) 43 (69) 0.8
   Chest pain 29 (12) 10 (16) 0.5
PSI score, mean ± SD 93.5 ± 27.7 104.3 ± 32.2 0.02
PSI Classes, n (%)    0.1
   Class II 47 (20) 10 (16)  
   Class III 69 (29) 10 (16)  
   Class IV 92 (38) 30 (49)  
   Class V 31 (13) 12 (19)  
Chest radiographs, n (%)    
   Multilobar disease 45 (19) 16 (26) 0.3
   Bilateral disease 35 (15) 11 (18) 0.7
   Pleural effusion 20 (8) 9 (15) 0.2
Inflammatory markers*    
   TNF-α, pg/ml 23.5 (15.4–31.3) 25.9 (16.9–3.8) 0.3
   CRP, mg/L 101.4 (64.4–124.3) 113.2 (77.8–140.1) 0.1
  1. *Expressed as median with interquartile range