TABLE 2

Clinical markers of admission severity by hospital episode

ExacerbationPneumoniap-value
Length of hospital admission days6 (3–10)9 (5–15)<0.001
In-hospital mortality9 (1.3%)11 (4.6%)<0.001
High-dependency or intensive care admission99 (14.0%)48 (21.6%)0.0212
C-reactive protein ng·mL−118.9 (6.5–54)102.65 (44.5–203)<0.001
White blood cell count cells·cm−310.3 (7.8–13.6)14.4 (10.15–18.95)<0.001
Platelet count cells·cm−3 mean±sd260.22±91.57254.43±99.420.46

Data are presented as median (interquartile range) or n (%) unless otherwise stated.