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Table 2 Association between presentation and outcome.

From: An Observational Study of the Etiology, clinical presentation and outcomes associated with peritonitis in Lilongwe, Malawi

Presenting Factor   Death Discharge p value (χ2)
Age < 50 21 133  
  ≥50 7 27 0.303
Gender Male 18 113  
  Female 10 47 0.501
Symptom Duration < 4 days 12 79  
  ≥4 days 10 75 0.776
Obstipation Yes 8 63  
  No 16 93 0.511
Vomiting Yes 7 69  
  No 17 87 0.164
Rigidity Yes 10 36  
  No 13 122 0.033
Peritonitis Localized 0 34  
  Generalized 23 124 0.014
Blood Pressure ≥90 24 152  
  < 90 3 2 0.004
Respiratory Rate < 30 4 62  
  ≥30 4 17 0.073
Heart Rate < 100 3 60  
  ≥100 24 93 0.005
Temperature 35.5-38.4 6 48  
  < 35.5 or > 38.4 2 10 0.593
Leukocytosis 4-11 6 60  
(WBC*104/μL) < 4 or > 11 12 44 0.056
Anemia > 31.5 9 84  
(Hematocrit, %) ≤31.5 9 20 0.005
Hemoconcentration < 48 14 84  
(Hematocrit, %) ≥48 4 20 0.768
Thrombocytopenia ≥100 14 96  
(Platelets*104/μL) < 100 4 8 0.056
Thrombocytosis < 400 16 96  
(Platelets*104/μL) ≥400 2 8 0.625