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Table 2 PRISM score, CRP, platelet count and parameters of the children with severe sepsis according to their outcome

From: Admission platelet count and indices as predictors of outcome in children with severe Sepsis: a prospective hospital-based study

Variable Survivors Non-survivors p Odds ratio
(95% CI)
n = 41 n = 19
PRISM
Median / (IQR)
11/ (10–15.5) 26/ (24–40) < 0.001* 2.1 (1.1–2.9)
CRP (mg/dl)
Median / (IQR)
96/ (48–96) 192/ (96–192) < 0.001* 1.01 (1.008–1.03)
PLT (103/ml)
Median / (IQR)
265/ (115.5–381.5) 73/ (43–104) < 0.001* 0.989 (0.982–0.996)
MPV (fl)
Median / (IQR)
7.9/ (7.3–9.5) 9.3/ (8.8–10.7) 0.004* 1.9 (1.005–2.4)
PDW (%)
Median / (IQR)
14.9/ (13.9–17.3) 15.9/ (13.5–17.7) 0.830 0.95 (0.83–1.08)
PCT (%)
Median / (IQR)
0.22/ (0.18–0.28) 0.09/ (0.07–0.16) < 0.001* 0.1 (0.1–0.15)
  1. PRISM pediatric risk of mortality score, CRP C-reactive protein, PLT platelet count, MPV mean platelet volume, PDW platelet distribution width, PCT plateletcrit, CI confidence interval
  2. Mann Whitney test for non-parametric quantitative data (expressed as median) between the two groups
  3. *Significant difference at p value < 0.05