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Table 1 Baseline characteristics by qSOFA and SIRS status

From: Poor performance of quick-SOFA (qSOFA) score in predicting severe sepsis and mortality – a prospective study of patients admitted with infection to the emergency department

Variable Total population n (% of Total population) SIRS ≥2 qSOFA ≥ 2
n = 662 n = 59
n (% missing) n (% of category) n (% of category)
Male sex 1535 (0%) 813 (53.0) 348 (52.6) 28 (47.5)
Age category 1535 (0%)    
  < 70   994 (64.7) 422 (63.7) 28 (47.5)
 70-79   187 (12.2) 90 (13.6) 13 (22.0)
  ≥ 80   354 (23.1) 150 (22.7) 18 (30.5)
Triage code 1535 (0%)    
 Green   146 (9.5) 25 (3.8) 0 (0.0)
 Yellow   671 (43.7) 177 (26.7) 7 (11.9)
 Orange   609 (39.7) 368 (55.6) 34 (57.6)
 Red   109 (7.1) 92 (13.9) 18 (30.5)
Glasgow Coma Scale <15 1492 (2.8) 54 (3.6) 26 (4.1) 29 (49.2)
   Median (IQR)a Median (IQR) Median (IQR)
Age (years) 1535 (0.0) 62 (41-78) 61 (41-77) 66 (41-81)
Respiratory Rate (min-1) 1500 (2.2) 20 (16-24) 24 (20-26) 24 (2-28)
Heart rate (min-1) 1518 (1.1) 87 (76-100) 100 89-110) 94 (80-108)
Temperature (°C) 1518 (1.1) 37.2 (36.2-38.0) 38.0 (37.1-38.6) 37.4 (36.8
Systolic Blood Pressure (mmHg) 1522 (0.8) 132 (118-147) 130 (116-144) 116 (97-135)
Creatinine (mmol/L) 1491 (2.8) 74 (59-94) 75 61-98) 76 (61-100)
Saturation (SpO2 %) 1492 (2.8) 97 (95-99) 97 (95-99) 96 (94-99)
  1. a IQR Interquartile range (25-75% percentile)