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Table. 2.

Table. 2.

Clinical characteristics of patients

Variable Oxygen therapy
Total (N=540) Yes (N=119) No (N=421) P-value*
Vital sign
BT ≥37.5 85 26 (30.6) 59 (69.4) 0.038
SBP ≤90 or DBP ≤60 15 8 (53.3) 7 (46.7) 0.007
RR ≥22 19 10 (52.6) 9 (47.4) 0.003
Symptom
Febrile sensation 127 35 (27.6) 92 (72.4) 0.086
Chills 57 16 (28.1) 41 (71.9) 0.245
Myalgia 174 54 (31.0) 120 (69.0) <0.001
Headache 58 18 (31.0) 40 (69.0) 0.080
Cough 248 60 (24.2) 188 (75.8) 0.265
Sputum 152 40 (26.3) 112 (73.7) 0.133
Dyspnea 44 38 (86.4) 6 (13.6) <0.001
Hemoptysis 1 0 (0.0) 1 (100.0) 1.000
Chest discomfort 14 3 (21.4) 11 (78.6) 1.000
Rhinorrhea 31 4 (12.9) 27 (87.1) 0.206
Stuffy Nose 10 2 (20.0) 8 (80.0) 1.000
Epistaxis 1 0 (0.0) 1 (100.0) 1.000
Anosmia 24 2 (8.3) 22 (91.7) 0.098
Ageusia 20 6 (30.0) 14 (70.0) 0.410
Sore throat 129 25 (19.4) 104 (80.6) 0.404
Voice change 1 0 (0.0) 1 (100.0) 1.000
Abdominal pain 2 1 (50.0) 1 (50.0) 0.392
Diarrhea 17 7 (41.2) 10 (58.8) 0.071
Indigestion 6 1 (16.7) 5 (83.3) 1.000
Dizziness 8 0 (0.0) 8 (100.0) 0.210
Diaphoresis 3 0 (0.0) 3 (100.0) 1.000
General weakness 15 3 (20.0) 12 (80.0) 1.000
No symptom 125 17 (13.6) 108 (86.4) 0.009

Data is presented as number (% left subtotal), unless otherwise indicated.

N, patient numbers; BT, body temperature (as ℃); SBP & DBP, systolic & diastolic blood pressures (as mmHg); RR, respiratory rate (as per minute).

*P-value by Chi-square test. P-value by Fisher's exact test.

Korean J Clin Geri 2021;22:75-85 https://doi.org/10.15656/kjcg.2021.22.2.75
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