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Table 3 Ratios of platelet indices 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
MPV/PLT
Median / (IQR)
0.03/ (0.019–0.08) 0.15/ (0.08–0.25) < 0.001* 1.01 (1.004–1.02)
MPV/PCT
(Median / (IQR)
36.25/ (29.2–49.5) 107.78/ (57.5–152.85) < 0.001* 3.83 (1.14–7.73)
PDW/PLT
Median / (IQR)
0.05/ (0.04–0.15) 0.23/ (0.14–0.39) < 0.001* 1.007 (1.001–1.01)
PDW/PCT
Median / (IQR)
67.78/ (53.1–91.11) 186.25/ (99.29–260) < 0.001* 2.97 (1.05–5.46)
  1. 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