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Table 1 Summery of baseline findings by diagnosis category

From: Cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis level as a diagnostic predictor? A cross-sectional study

  Diagnosis category
CNS infection (n = 106) Infection outside CNS (n = 20) Non-infectious neurological diseases (n = 79) Malignancy, all foci (n = 23) Other (n = 34) Total (n = 262)
Sexa n (%)   n (%)   n (%)   n (%)   n (%)   n (%)  
Male 49 (46.2)   11 (55.0)   43 (54.4)   14 (60.9)   16 (47.1)   133 (50.8)  
Female 57 (53.8)   9 (45.0)   36 (45.6)   9 (39.1)   18 (52.9)   129 (49.2)  
Ageb n (%)   n (%)   n (%)   n (%)   n (%)   n (%)  
< 36 yrs 26 (24.5)   5 (25.0)   24 (30.6)   2 (8.7)   7 (20.6)   64 (24.4)  
36-51 yrs 31 (29.3)     27 (34.2)   6 (26.1)*   7 (20.6)   71 (27.1)  
52-64 yrs 20 (18.9)   4 (20.0)   14 (17.7)   9 (39.1)   13 (38.2)   60 (22.9)  
≥ 65 yrs 29 (27.4)   11 (55.0)   14 (17.7)   6 (26.1)   7 (20.6)   67 (25.6)  
Mean   50.4   58.5   46.1*   59.1   52.0   50.7
Range   15–88   17–91   20–89   28–81   17–95   15–95
Charlson scorea n (%)   n (%)   n (%)   n (%)   n (%)   n (%)  
0 66 (62.3)   9 (45.0)   52 (65.8)   1 (4.4)   19 (55.9)   147 (56.1)  
1 25 (23.6)   3 (15.0)   18 (22.8)   1 (4.4)   9 (26.5)   56 (21.4)  
2 7 (6.6)   5 (25.0)   5 (6.3)   14 (60.9)   6 (17.7)   37 (14.1)  
3 2 (1.9)   2 (10.0)   2 (2.5)   3 (13.0)     9 (3.4)  
≥4 6 (5.7)   1 (5.0)   2 (2.5)   4 (17.4)     13 (5.0)  
Mean   0.7   1.2   0.6   2.7**   0.6   0.9
Range   0–6   0–4   0–7   0–11   0–2   0–11
  1. aWilcoxon-Mann-Whitney test
  2. b p-values calculated by Student’s t-test
  3. *p-value <0.01
  4. **p-value <0.001