Table 2

 Clinical features of patients with LRTI and controls

LRTI*(n = 80)Controls*(n = 49)Mean difference(upper/lower CI)p value
CRP, C-reactive protein.
*Values shown as mean (SD).
Respiratory rate20 (4.99)14.7 (3.32)−5.24<0.0001
−6.84 to −3.65
Pulse rate81.1 (11.6)73.1 (11.2)−8.09<0.001
−12.21 to −3.97
Temperature (°C)36.4 (0.52)36.2 (0.47)−0.230.01
−0.41 to −0.05
CRP19.3 (27.8)3.2 (2.8)−16.1<0.001
−24.63 to −7.55