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Table 3 Comparison of age, sex, body weight, and the results of laboratory tests between survivor and non-survivor groups

From: Investigation of serum cortisol concentration as a potential prognostic marker in hospitalized dogs: a prospective observational study in a primary care animal hospital

Variable RI Survivor group (no., IQR) Non-suvivor group (no., IQR)) p value
Age, median (years)   12.1 (n = 41, 10.7-13.5) 12.8 (n = 25, 10.1-15.3) 0.38
Sex
 Male   n = 22 n = 17 0.30
 Female   n = 20 n = 8  
B.W. (kg)   3.8 (n = 42, 2.7-6.5) 5.3 (n = 25, 3.2-8.1) 0.15
Neu (/μL) 4,300–9,100    
 0 hour   11,800 (n = 41, 8,200-17,200) 16,400 (n = 25, 10,600-19,300) 0.12
 24 hour   12,800 (n = 38, 9,225-16,800) 17,950 (n = 20, 13,750-22,550) 0.01
Lym (/μL) 2,000–4,600    
 0 hour   2,000 (n = 41, 1,500-3,100) 3,000 (n = 25, 1,700-4,800) 0.11
 24 hour   1,950 (n = 38, 1,300-3,150) 2,200 (n = 20, 1,650-4,525) 0.14
Glu (mg/dL) 75.0–128.0    
 0 hour   100.5 (n = 42, 91.8-118.0) 109.0 (n = 24, 86.3-136.0) 0.84
 24 hour   108.0 (n = 35, 97.5-116.5) 120.5 (n = 20, 100.3-160.3) 0.53
CRP (mg/dL) 0–1.0    
 0 hour   7.4 (n = 37, 2.7-17.1) 9.8 (n = 23, 2.6-17) 0.84
 24 hour   8.4 (n = 25, 4.5-14.1) 16.5 (n = 12, 8.4-19.1) 0.31
SCC (μg/dL) 1.0–6.0    
 0 hour   7.5 (n = 42, 4.6-18.3) 12.1 (n = 25, 6.3-22.9) 0.20
 24 hour   4.8 (n = 42, 3.7-8.6) 8.8 (n = 20, 7.1-15.8) < 0.001
Inc SCC (μg/dL)   -2.9 (n = 42, -10.6-0) -0.25 (n=20, -5.8-1.5) 0.02
R Inc SCC (%)   0.51 (n = 42, 0.34-1) 0.99 (n = 20, 0.57-1.2) < 0.001
  1. RI reference intervales, IQR interquartile range, B.W. body weight, Neu neutrophile count, Lym lymphocyte count, Glu blood glucose concentration, CRP C reactive protein, SCC serum cortisol concentration, Inc SCC increase in SCC from 0 h to 24 h, R Inc SCC rate of increase in SCC from 0 h to 24 h
  2. p values < 0.05 were considered statistically significant