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Table 5 Variables in the PCP score

From: Validation of the Pneumocystis pneumonia score in haematology patients with acute respiratory failure

  PCP (n = 13) No-PCP (n = 128) P valuea Odds Ratio (95% CI)
Age    0.613  
  < 50 years 4 (30.8) 33 (25.8)  
 50–70 years 6 (46.2) 76 (59.4)   0.65 (0.17–2.69)
  ≥ 70 years 3 (23.1) 19 (14.8)   1.30 (0.24–6.53)
Lymphoproliferative disease 6 (46.2) 61 (47.7) 0.307 0.94 (0.29–2.98)
No prophylaxis 13 (100.0) 98 (76.6) 0.107
Duration between respiratory symptom onset and ICU admission    0.936  
 0–3 days 4 (30.8) 38 (29.7)  
 3–5 days 2 (15.4) 25 (19.5)   0.76 (0.10–4.20)
  > 5 days 7 (53.8) 65 (50.8)   1.02 (0.29–4.12)
Shock at ICU admission 5 (38.5) 37 (28.9) 0.690 1.54 (0.44–4.92)
Chest X-ray: not alveolar 5 (38.5) 45 (35.2) 1.000 1.39 (0.33–3.66)
Pleural effusion 3 (23.1) 41 (32.0) 0.727 1.08 (0.14–2.21)
  1. Values are given as n (percentage)
  2. ICU intensive care unit, PCP P. jirovecii pneumonia, CI confidence interval
  3. aData were compared using Fisher’s exact test