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Table 2 Pneumonia severity index stratified by admission glucose level

From: Fasting hyperglycemia upon hospital admission is associated with higher pneumonia complication rates among the elderly

    Admission glucose level (%)
Age Pneumonia Severity Index Normal
≤100 mg/dl
N = 56
Mild
101-125 mg/dl
N = 51
Severe
>126 mg/dl
N = 44
Known
diabetic
N = 37
18-64 Class Points N % N % N % N %
  II ≤70 37 66.1 35 68.6 32 72.7 19 51.4
  III 71-90 8 14.3 8 15.7 8 18.2 8 21.6
  IV 91-130 9 16.1 6 11.8 3 6.8 9 24.3
  V >130 2   2 3.9 1 2.3 1 2.7
    N = 69 N = 68 N = 99 N = 77
  Class Points N % N % N % N %
65+ II ≤70 7 10.1 8 11.8 9 9.1 3 3.9
  III 71-90 16 23.2 17 25.0 28 28.3 17 22.1
  IV 91-130 32 46.4 31 45.6 33 33.3 37 48.1
  V >130 14 20.3 12 17.7 29 29.3 20 26.0
  1. 2 compares each group with the normal group (admission glucose ≤99 mg/d) * p ≤ 0.05
  2. Note: No significant differences in PSI class among the glucose groups.