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Table 2 Correlation of systemic plasma IL-6 values with injury severity and the incidence of MODS during the clinical course

From: Interleukin-6 as inflammatory marker referring to multiple organ dysfunction syndrome in severely injured children

  Correlation coefficient Correlation coefficient
  Injury severity (ISS) MODS incidence
Day 1 (Admission) 0.522* 0.180
Day 2 0.253 0.445*
Day 3 0.061 0.437*
Day 4 -0.126 0.295
Day 5 0.001 0.495**
Day 6 -0.156 0.047
Day 7 -0.123 0.043
Day 8 0.081 0.296
Day 9 0.189 0.210
Day 10 -0.172 0.112
Day 11 0.002 0.035
Day 12 0.334 -0.494
Day 13 0.227 -0.323
Day 14 0.521 -0.829
  1. (Spearman rank correlation; *p < 0.01, **p < 0.05).