TABLE 1.

Baseline characteristics of patients at admission and infection sourcea

VariableSurvivors (n = 241)Nonsurvivors (n = 64)P value
Age (yrs)58.8 ± 17.956.0 ± 17.40.256
Male gender, n (%)134 (55.6)39 (60.9)0.444
Race, n (%)
    White164 (68.0)52 (81.3)0.114
    African American68 (28.2)11 (17.2)
    Other9 (3.7)1 (1.6)
Neutropenia, n (%)54 (22.4)12 (18.8)0.528
Underlying malignancy, n (%)100 (41.5)26 (40.6)0.900
Patient location, n (%)
    Intensive care unit116 (48.1)52 (81.3)<0.001
    Hospital ward116 (48.1)11 (17.2)
    Other9 (3.7)1 (1.6)
SAP score10.9 ± 4.613.8 ± 5.20.007
APR-DRG score3.3 ± 0.73.9 ± 0.4<0.001
Infection source, n (%)
    Lung42 (17.4)24 (37.5)0.005
    Urinary tract49 (20.3)7 (10.9)
    Soft tissue or wound31 (12.9)8 (12.5)
    Unknown119 (49.4)25 (39.1)
  • a Values presented are means ± standard deviations.