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Table 2 Demographic, comorbid conditions and first laboratory tests in ED of RT-PCR negative patients. Data are described in the whole group and in the two subgroups COVID-19 and NOT-COVID defined at the end of the hospital stay by clinical judgment or further testing. Data are expressed as absolute frequencies and percentages (in brackets) for categorical variables and as medians and Interquartile Ranges [IQR]

From: The broad spectrum of COVID-like patients initially negative at RT-PCR testing: a cohort study

 

Overall Median [IQR] N (%)

COVID-19 Median [IQR] N (%)

COVID-free/other than COVID Median [IQR] N (%)

p

n

115

66

49

 

age (years)

76.17 [58 - 84]

72.76 [55- 81]

78.09 [72 - 84]

0.022#

sex

   

0.275°

F

45 (39.1)

23 (34.8)

22 (44.9)

 

M

70 (60.9)

43 (65.2)

27 (55.1)

 

Hypertension

   

0.997°

No

54 (47.0)

31 (47.0)

23 (46.9)

 

Yes

61 (53.0)

35 (53.0)

26 (53.1)

 

Cardiopathy

   

0.342°

No

79 (68.7)

43 (65.2)

36 (73.5)

 

Yes

36 (31.3)

23 (34.8)

13 (26.5)

 

COPD

   

0.001°

No

93 (80.9)

60 (90.9)

33 (67.3)

 

Yes

22 (19.1)

6 (9.1)

16 (32.7)

 

Lung fibrosis

   

0.162§

No

110 (95.7)

65 (98.5)

45 (91.8)

 

Yes

5 (4.3)

1 (1.5)

4 (8.2)

 

Lung Cancer

   

1.000§

No

108 (93.9)

62 (93.9)

46 (93.9)

 

Yes

7 (6.1)

4 (6.1)

3 (6.1)

 

Cancer

   

0.795°

No

95 (82.6)

54 (81.8)

41 (83.7)

 

Yes

20 (17.4)

12 (18.2)

8 (16.3)

 

Immunodepression

   

0.210°

No

95 (82.6)

52 (78.8)

43 (87.8)

 

Yes

20 (17.4)

14 (21.2)

6 (12.2)

 

Neurological disorders

   

0.192°

No

78 (67.8)

48 (72.7)

30 (61.2)

 

Yes

37 (32.2)

18 (27.3)

19 (38.8)

 

Diabetes or other metabolic conditions

   

0.627°

No

71 (61.7)

42 (63.6)

29 (59.2)

 

Yes

44 (38.3)

24 (36.4)

20 (40.8)

 

Renal Failure

   

0.144°

No

100 (87.0)

60 (90.9)

40 (81.6)

 

Yes

15 (13.0)

6 (9.1)

9 (18.4)

 

Total WBC count /μl

9.24 [6.02 - 13.38]

7.62 [5.12 - 11.50]

10.90 [7.48 - 15.20]

0.005#

Lymphocyte count/ μl

1175.00 [792.50 - 1765.00]

1120.00 [820.00 - 1710.00]

1410.00 [740.00 - 1870.00]

0.567#

LDH U/L

285.50 [228.00 - 393.00]

288.50 [243.75 - 380.75]

272.00 [217.25 - 427.50]

0.351#

PCR mg/dL

4.46 [1.02 - 13.16]

5.64 [2.15 - 13.23]

3.48 [0.49 - 12.60]

0.257#

PCT ng/mL

0.07 [0.03 - 0.55]

0.05 [0.04 - 0.26]

0.16 [0.03 - 1.05]

0.151#

PaO2/FiO2 at arrival

318 [242 - 357]

331 [252 - 385]

322 [247 - 373]

0.350#

  1. Comparisons are made with: #Wilcoxon Rank Sum Test; °Chi-Square test; §Fisher’s Exact test