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Table 2 Comparison of baseline characteristics among the different Ct values in those who were tested using Abbott rt-PCR machine

From: Initial viral cycle threshold values in patients with COVID-19 and their clinical significance

Baseline characteristics Low Ct value (N = 101) Medium Ct value (N = 19) P value
Age (mean, SD) years 57.05 (15.09) 50.79 (13.00) 0.04*
Male 63 (62.4) 11 (57.9) 0.71
Lung disease 8 (7.9) 3 (15.8) 0.28
Cardiac disease 22 (21.8) 4 (21.1) 0.94
Diabetes mellitus 53 (52.5) 7 (36.8) 0.21
COPD 2 (2.0) 0 0.54
Hemodialysis 4 (4.0) 2 (10.5) 0.23
ESRD 7 (6.9) 4 (21.1) 0.05
Heart failure 7 (6.9) 2 (10.5) 0.59
Contact with another person 33 (32.7) 5 (26.3) 0.59
  1. COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; ESRD: end-stage renal disease