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Table 1 Demographic and clinical details of children in whom PCT levels were measured, n = 370

From: Role of procalcitonin in diagnosis of community acquired pneumonia in Children

Parameter Children with PCT > 0.5 ng/mL, n = 83 Children with PCT ≤ 0.5 ng/mL, n = 287 All enrolled children, n = 370
Age in months, median (IQR) 12 (7, 19) 12 (6,24) 12 (7, 22)
Boys, n (%) 55 (66.3) 180 (62.7) 235 (63.5)
Weight for height/length z score, median (IQR) -1.05 (-2.25, -0.09) -1.11 (2.31, 0) -1.07 (-2.31, 0)
WHO pneumonia n(%)
 Present 73 (87.9) 239 (83.3) 312 (84.3)
 Absent 10 (12.1) 48 (16.7) 58 (15.7)