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Table 3 Comparison of baseline characteristics among the different Ct values in those who were tested using Roche rt-PCR machine

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

Baseline characteristics Low Ct value (N = 39) Medium Ct value (N = 35) High Ct value (N = 8) P-value
Age in years 53.38 (18.28) 55.14 (16.07) 40 (12.56) 0.08
Male 20 (51.3) 25 (71.4) 4 (50.0) 0.18
Lung disease 6 (15.4) 6 (17.1) 0 0.46
Cardiac disease 6 (15.4) 10 (28.6) 1 (12.5) 0.31
Diabetes mellitus 15 (38.5) 17 (48.6) 3 (37.5) 0.65
COPD 1 (2.6) 0 0 0.57
Cancer 2 (5.1) 1 (2.9) 0 0.74
Hemodialysis 0 2 (5.7) 0 0.25
ESRD 0 2 (5.7) 0 0.25
Heart failure 0 2 (5) 0 0.25
Contact with another person 22 (56.4) 18 (51.4) 4 (50.0) 0.89
  1. COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; ESRD: end-stage renal disease