International Journal of Nephrology / 2015 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Hyperuricemia: An Early Marker for Severity of Illness in Sepsis

Table 1

Baseline characteristics.

CharacteristicsOverall (%)Uric acid value
High (%)Low (%)

Age 0.8519
 <30 years old10 (6.9%)3 (5.6%)7 (7.8%)
 30–65 years old77 (53.5%)30 (55.6%)47 (52.2%)
 ≥65 years old 57 (39.6%)21 (38.9%)36 (40.0%)
Sex0.9653
 Females61 (42.4%)23 (42.6%)38 (42.2%)
 Males83 (57.6%)31 (57.4%)52 (57.8%)
Ethnicity0.2436
 Caucasian140 (97.2%)51 (94.4%)89 (98.9%)
 Black3 (2.1%)2 (3.7%)1 (1.1%)
BMI0.0195
 18.5–24.937 (27.2%)12 (22.6%)25 (30.1%)
 25–29.934 (25.0%)8 (15.1%)26 (31.3%)
 ≥3065 (47.8%)33 (62.3%)32 (38.6%)
Comorbidities
 DM53 (36.8%)22 (40.7%)31 (34.4%)0.4482
 CAD37 (25.7%)15 (27.8%)22 (24.4%)0.6576
 Severe pulmonary disease23 (16.0%)7 (13.0%)16 (17.8%)0.4452
 CHF14 (9.7%)8 (14.8%)6 (6.7%)0.1101
 CVA24 (16.7%)7 (13.0%)17 (19.9%)0.3556
 h/o malignancy23 (16.0%)10 (18.5%)13 (14.4%)0.5182

Chi square test.

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