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Table 2 Eosinophil count, neutrophil count and C-reactive protein (CRP) on the date of diagnosis of bacterial infection (D0) and between Day 2 and Day 4 (D2-D4) according to in-hospital mortality

From: Persistent eosinopenia is associated with in-hospital mortality among older patients: unexpected prognostic value of a revisited biomarker

Variable Total (n = 197) Patients who died in hospital within 30 days of diagnosis (n = 36) Patients discharged or alive at Day 30a (n = 161) P-valueb
Eosinophil count (EC)
D0
  Continuous, median (IQR) 10 (0 to 80) 10 (0 to 45) 20 (0 to 90) 0.058
  EC < 100 /mm3, n (%) 155 (78.7) 32 (88.9) 123 (76.4) 0.098
D2-D4 (highest value)
  Continuous, median (IQR) 130 (30 to 230) 25 (5 to 80) 140 (60 to 250) < 0.001
  EC < 100 /mm3, n (%) 82 (41.6) 38 (77.8) 54 (33.5) < 0.001
Neutrophil count (NC)
D0
  Continuous, median (IQR) 10,910 (7735 to 16,400) 12,100 (8980 to 18,020) 10,590 (7590 to 15,150) 0.126
  NC > 7000/mm3, n (%) 159 (81.1) 30 (85.7) 129 (80.1) 0.634
D2-D4 (lowest value)
  Continuous, median (IQR) 6900 (4970 to 10,270) 9660 (7090 to 13,475) 6600 (4730 to 8750) < 0.001
  NC > 7000/mm3, n (%) 97 (49.2) 28 (77.8) 69 (42.9) < 0.001
CRP
D0
  Continuous, median (IQR) 91 (39 to 180) 147 (97 to 189) 80 (35 to 169) 0.014
  CRP > 100 mg/L, n (%) 80 (45.5) 22 (71.0) 58 (40.0) 0.003
D2-D4 (lowest value)
  Continuous, median (IQR) 103 (50 to 170) 177 (98 to 208) 95 (47 to 159) < 0.001
  CRP > 100 mg/L, n (%) 94 (50.5) 25 (73.5) 69 (45.4) 0.004
  1. aFive patients still hospitalized at Day 30 and 156 patients discharged before
  2. bWilcoxon rank test