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Table 7 Distribution of need for mechanical ventilation 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)
Non-invasive mechanical ventilation 2 (13.3%) 4 (2%) 1 (3%) 7 (2.8%) 6.31 0.047a
Invasive mechanical ventilation 3 (20%) 8 (4%) 1 (3%) 12 (4.8%) 8.12 0.017a
  1. Group I, thrombocytopenia; group II, normal platelet count; group III, thrombocytosis
  2. aDifference between group I and other groups