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Table 1 Patient basic demographics and comorbidities per Glucose Grouping

From: The association between blood glucose levels and matrix-metalloproteinase-9 in early severe sepsis and septic shock

Variable All patients <80 mg/dL 80–120 mg/dL 121–150 mg/dL 151–200 mg/dL >201 mg/dL P value
n 230 32 53 38 23 84  
Age (years ± SD) 66 ± 17 63 ± 17 59 ± 25 70 ± 15 70 ± 13 66 ± 16 0.08
Gender (M:F) % 53:47 44:56 68:32 50:50 56:44 49:51 0.18
Race, n (%)        
AA 201(87) 31(97) 47(89) 32(84) 20(87) 71(85) 0.56
Caucasian 26(11) 1(3) 6(11) 5(13) 3(13) 11(13)
Other 3(1)    1(3)   2(2)
Pre-existing conditions, n (%)        
Hypertension 153(67) 22(69) 29(54) 25(64) 14(61) 63(74) 0.2
COPD 34(15) 5(16) 6(11) 10(26) 3(13) 10(12) 0.3
CHF 82(36) 12(37) 22(41) 12(31) 10(43) 26(31) 0.6
Diabetes Mellitus 57(25) 2(6) 3(6) 2(5) 4(17) 46(54) 0.0001
Liver failure 63(27) 10(31) 18(33) 8(20) 5(22) 22(26) 0.6
Renal failure 33(14) 6(19) 6(11) 7(18) 3(13) 11(13) 0.8
APACHE II, mean ± SD 22 ± 7 24 ± 7 19 ± 6 22 ± 7 24 ± 7 21 ± 7 0.019
  1. M Male, F, Female, AA African American, COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, CHF Congestive heart failure