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Table 1 Comparison between group 1 and group 2 regarding the demographic data, comorbidity and neurological scales as well as mortality risk

From: Mean platelet volume to platelet count ratio as a laboratory indicator of mortality in pneumonia following ischemic stroke

Risk factors Group 1 (patients with pneumonia) Group 2 (patients without pneumonia) p value
51 (10%) 449 (90%)
Age (year) 67.3 ± 10.2 59.2 ± 25.3 0.02*
Sex, N (%)
 Males 37 (73) 305 (68) 0.65
 Females 14 (27) 144 (32)
Smoking 20 (39) 166 (37) 0.41
Comorbidity
 Hypertension 36 (71) 323 (72) 0.32
 Diabetes mellitus 15 (29) 139 (31) 0.73
 COPD 6 (12) 72 (16) 0. 51
Neurological scales
 GCS on admission 11.0 ± 3.0 12 ± 3.0 0.14
 NIHSS 17.7 ± 5.9 10.2 ± 5.1 0.03*
Mortality risk
 Death within 30 days of admission 24 (53) 67 (15) 0.01*
  1. COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, GCS Glasgow Coma Scale, NIHSS National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale
  2. *Significant