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Table 1 Comparison of clinical findings and CSF characteristics in meningitis patients based on Jolt maneuver status

From: Jolt accentuation of headache: can this maneuver rule out acute meningitis?

Variable Jolt Frequency Mean ± SD t Df Sig. (2-tailed)*
Age (years) 24 43.25 ± 16.05 0.142 62 0.887
+ 40 42.62 ± 17.59
Duration of headache (days) 24 4.08 ± 3.39 0.749 60 0.457
+ 38 3.55 ± 2.18
Body temperature 23 38.24 ± 0.33 − 1.651 60.63 0.104
+ 40 38.43 ± 0.54
RR/min 19 18.05 ± 2.34 − 2.220 52 0.031
+ 35 19.51 ± 2.29
PR/min 21 85.04 ± 11.59 − 2.639 58 0.011
+ 39 91.97 ± 8.53
Sys BP (mmHg) 23 118.34 ± 18.86 0.188 61 0.85
+ 40 117.57 ± 16.12
Dias. BP (mmHg) 23 74.39 ± 9.99 − 0.020 61 0.984
+ 40 74.45 ± 12.08
WBC (cell/µl) 17 9184 ± 4180 − 2.236 41 0.031
+ 26 11721 ± 3244
CRP 17 53.98 ± 59.08 − 0.193 37 0.848
+ 22 57.16 ± 43.74
ESR (mm) 19 26.47 ± 24.45 0.680 38 0.501
+ 21 32.09 ± 27.49
Sugar (mg/dl) CSF 24 53.37 ± 18.99 0.07 61 0.938
+ 39 52.74 ± 36.28
Protein (mg/dl) 24 65.81 ± 43.46 − 0.79 61 0.431
+ 39 73.90 ± 36.54
LDH 24 78.08 ± 86.30 − 1.38 55.54 0.171
+ 37 125.28 ± 177.03
WBC (cell/µl) 24 276.54 ± 471.71 − 1.01 62 0.312
+ 40 1338.55 ± 5074.41
PMN (cell/µl) 24 60.16 ± 97.93 − 2.32 38.17 0.025
+ 38 431.68 ± 975.97
  1. * Independent sample t-test