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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of included patients, stratified by C-reactive protein

From: Plasma CRP level is positively associated with the severity of COVID-19

 CRP 1 (n = 48)CRP 2 (n = 28)p value
Demographics
 Age (years)41.9 ± 13.349.1 ± 10.60.016
 Male (%)25 (52.1)17 (60.7)0.465
 Highest temperature (degree centigrade)38.0 ± 0.738.2 ± 0.60.223
 Pulse per minute92 ± 1192 ± 120.786
 Hypertension (%)7 (14.58%)11 (39.29%)0.015
Respiratory manifestation
 Breath (times per minute) (%)  0.232
  161 (2.080%)0 (0.00%) 
  171 (2.08%)0 (0.00%) 
  184 (8.33%)1 (3.57%) 
  193 (6.25%)2 (7.14%) 
  2034 (70.83%)19 (67.86%) 
  213 (6.25%)0 (0.00%) 
  221 (2.08%)5 (17.86%) 
  231 (2.08%)1 (3.57%) 
 Dyspnea (%)5 (10.42%)9 (32.14%)0.018
 Cough (%)31 (64.58%)19 (67.86)0.772
Manifestation of the other systems (%)
 Diarrhea9 (18.75%)8 (28.57%)0.322
 Vomitting7 (14.58%)6 (21.43%)0.445
 Fatigued21 (43.75%)16 (57.14%)0.260
Laboratory characteristics
 Total protein (g/L)70.88 ± 5.3171.13 ± 6.550.854
 Globulin (g/L)28.70 ± 4.4631.50 ± 5.240.016
 Albumin globulin ratio1.51 ± 0.261.29 ± 0.20< 0.001
 Lactic dehydrogenase (U/L)203.21 ± 65.28266.14 ± 83.33< 0.001
 Creatinine (mmol/L)69.50 ± 15.0273.32 ± 18.550.330
 Alanine aminotranferase (U/L)27.08 ± 26.4735.21 ± 23.340.182
 Aspartate transaminase (U/L)28.00 ± 17.9440.50 ± 25.660.015
 Total bilirubin (mmol/L)14.68 ± 8.1815.12 ± 8.980.826
 White blood cell count (109/L)4.57 ± 1.684.25 ± 1.100.377
 Neutrophile count (109/L)2.90 ± 1.402.98 ± 0.820.806
 Lymphocyte count (109/L)1.24 ± 0.550.94 ± 0.380.011
 Neutrophile lymphocyte ratio2.95 ± 3.053.77 ± 1.890.202
 Hemoglobulin (g/L)137.8 ± 12.5134.3 ± 13.70.264
 Platelet count (109/L)177.81 ± 68.38171.64 ± 55.160.686
  1. Data are presented as mean ± SD, or n (%). CRP 1: C-reactive protein < 20.44 g/L
  2. CRP 2: C-reactive protein ≥ 20.44 g/L