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Table 3 White blood cell count and C-reactive protein values in episodes with pneumonia and dyspnea

From: Respiratory tract virus infections in the elderly with pneumonia

  Respiratorys symptoms (382) P-value Pneumonia (112) P-value
Pneumonia (112) No pneumonia (270) Dyspnea (57) No dyspnea (55)
WBC 13.8 (sd 14) 11.1 (sd 9.3) 0.07 12.4 (sd 5.7) 15.1 (sd 19) 0.3
WBC over 10 57 (51%) 111 (42%) 0.08 27 (47%) 30 (56%) 0.4
WBC over 15 29 (26%) 38 (14%) 0.006 14 (26%) 15 (26%) 1.0
CRP 146 (sd 92) 105 (sd 79) < 0.0001 158 (sd 95) 134 (sd 88) 0.2
CRP over 80 81 (72%) 151 (56%) 0.003 43 (78%) 38 (67%) 0.2
CRP over 100 71 (63%) 120 (44%) 0.0007 38 (69%) 33 (58%) 0.2
  1. Data expressed as mean (standard deviation) or n (%)
  2. Two sample t-test, χ2 test were used
  3. Significant values are shown bold and italic
  4. WBC White blood cell count (×109/L), CRP C-reactive protein (mg/l)