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Table 1 Demographic data of SARS patients. The patients are categorized by the development of ARDS (ARDS vs non-ARDS). All patients who had developed ARDS required intensive care. The numbers listed in the table represent the number of patients (except the numbers list in the first row which signify age).

From: Absence of association between angiotensin converting enzyme polymorphism and development of adult respiratory distress syndrome in patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome: a case control study

  ARDS non-ARDS
Age mean (range) 59.1 years (24–83) 36.9 years (21–76)
M:F 9/8 58/65
Smoking 2 5
HbsAg positive 0 7
Comorbidities   
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 0 3
Ischemic heart disease 5 2
Cerebral vascular disease 3 4
Cancer 0 2
Diabetes mellitus 1 6
Chronic renal disease 0 1
Liver cirrhosis 0 1