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Table 2 Characteristics of subjects with sepsis related hospitalizations, grouped by age

From: Old subjects with sepsis in the emergency department: trend analysis of case fatality rate

VariablesAll Cases<80 years≥80 yearsOdds Ratio
n = 2492n = 1173n = 1319(95%CI)
Serious Infection Diagnosis
 Infection/parasitic233 (9.3)153 (13.0)90 (6.8)*0.49 (0.37–0.64)
 Nervous system86 (3.5)57 (4.9)29 (2.2)*0.44 (0.28–0.69)
 Circulatory system88 (3.5)42 (3.6)46 (3.5)0.97 (0.64–1.49
 Respiratory system1597 (64.1)640 (54.6)957 (72.6)*2.20 (1.86–2.60)
 Digestive system281 (11.3)153 (13.0)128 (9.7)*0.72 (0.56–0.92)
 Genitourinary system658 (26.4)312 (26.6)346 (26.2)1.01 (0.93–1.10)
 Pregnancy / puerpuerium5 (0.2)1 (0.1)4 (0.3)3.60 (0.40–31.9)
 Skin and subcutaneous tissue41 (1.6)21 (1.8)20 (1.5)0.84 (0.45–1.87)
 Muscular-skeletal system62 (2.5)35 (3.0)27 (2.0)0.68 (0.41–1.13)
 Other84 (3.4)41 (3.5)43 (3.3)0.93 (0.60–1.44)
Organ Dysfunction Diagnosis
 Cardiovascular677 (27.2)281 (24.0)396 (30.0)*1.36 (1.14–1.63)
 Hematologic75 (3.0)46 (3.9)29 (2.2)*0.55 (0.44–0.88)
 Hepatic55 (2.2)32 (2.7)23 (1.7)0.63 (0.37–1.09)
 Neurologic67 (2.7)45 (3.8)22 (1.7)*0.42 (0.25–0.71)
 Renal433 (17.4)197 (16.8)236 (17.9)1.08 (0.88–1.33)
 Pulmonary1305 (52.4)542 (46.2)763 (57.8)*1.60 (1.36–1.87)
  1. 95% CI: 95% confidence intervals, * significance difference vs. subjects <80 years; P < 0.05