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Table 2 Demographical characteristics and laboratory values for the sepsis and control patients

From: The cut-off levels of procalcitonin and C-reactive protein and the kinetics of mean platelet volume in preterm neonates with sepsis

  Sepsis n = 204 Control group n = 223 p
Gender, male n (%) 92 (45.1) 115 (51.6) 0.181
Vaginal delivery, n (%) 21.0 (10.3) 15.0 (6.7) 0.250
Age of mother (years)
med (min-max)
29.0 (16.0–40.0) 29.0 (19.0–43.0) 0.592
Birth weight
med (min-max)
1330.0 (550.0–2830.0) 1500.0 (640.0–2960.0) 0.025
Chorioamnionitis, n (%) 21.0 (10.3) 0.0 (0.0) < 0.001
Early membrane rupture, n (%) 24.0 (11.8) 0.0 (0.0) < 0.001
Thrombocytopenia, n (%) 71.0 (34.8) 7.0 (3.1) < 0.001
Mortality, n (%) 42.0 (20.6) 0.0 (0.0) < 0.001
Platelet 1 (× 103/mm3)
med (min-max)
225.0 (23–601) 250.0 (93–705) 0.001
CRP 1 mg/L
med (min-max)
15.0 (0.0–200.0) 1.5 (0.0–13.0) < 0.001
PCT 1 ng/mL
med (min-max)
10.1 (0.0–200.0) 0.2 (0.0–11.0) < 0.001
MPV 1 fL
med (min-max)
8.4 (5.9–12.1) 7.8 (6.0–11.2) < 0.001
  1. CRP C-reactive protein, PCT Procalcitonin, MPV Mean platelet volume