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Table 5 Distribution of severe sepsis and septic shock among all studied groups

From: Platelet count as a predictor of outcome of hospitalized patients with community-acquired pneumonia at Zagazig University Hospitals, Egypt

Parameter Group Total (n = 250) χ2 p value
Group I (n = 15) Group II (n = 202) Group III (n = 33)
Severe sepsis 10 (66.7%) 68 (33.7%) 9 (27.3%) 87 (34.8%) 7.65 0.02a
Septic shock 8 (53.3%) 40 (19.8%) 5 (15.2%) 53 (21.2%) 7.23 0.03a
  1. Group I, thrombocytopenia; group II, normal platelet count; group III, thrombocytosis
  2. aDifference between group I and other groups