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Table 1 Baseline characteristics and outcomes of surviving CAP patients (n = 875)

From: Predictors for length of hospital stay in patients with community-acquired Pneumonia: Results from a Swiss Multicenter study

Characteristics Value n = 875
Demographic characteristics 72 (57–82)
  Age (years) 511 (58 %)
  Sex (male) - no. (%)  
Past Medical history 291 (33 %)
History of chills 628 (72 %)
Former or current smoker 326 (37 %)
Regular alcohol consumption  
Social situation at home 580 (66 %)
Lives independently 295 (34 %)
Nursing home resident or living with continuous nursing help at home  
Coexisting illnesses - no. (%) 143 (16 %)
  Chronic heart failure 258 (29 %)
  Chronic pulmonary disease 152 (17 %)
  Diabetes 107 (12 %)
  Malignancy  
Clinical findings 64 (7 %)
  Confusion - no. (%) 313 (36 %)
  Respiratory rate > 20 breaths/minute 24 (3 %)
  Systolic blood pressure <100 mmHg 312 (36 %)
  Heart rate > 100 beats/minute 328 (37 %)
  Body temperature > 38.5°C  
PSI points 92 (68–116)
PSI class- no. (%) 450 (51 %)
  I, II, III 323 (37 %)
  IV 102 (12 %)
  V  
  1. Data are presented as medians (IQR) or absolute numbers (%).