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Table 1 Demographics and baseline characteristics of COVID-19 patients

From: Beware of pharyngeal Fusobacterium nucleatum in COVID-19

  Pharyngeal swab
samples (n = 28)
Fecal samples
(n = 36)
Age (yrs) - medium (IQR) 36.0 (28 ~ 49.5) 46.5 (34.3 ~ 56.0)
Age groups – No. (%)
  ≤ 30 yrs 11 (39.29) 8 (22.22)
 31 ~ 50 yrs 10 (35.71) 15 (41.67)
 >50 yrs 7 (25.00) 13 (36.11)
Sex – No. (%)
 Male 20 (71.43) 18 (50)
 Female 8 (28.67) 18 (50)
Severity of illness – No. (%)
 Asymptomatic infection 4 (14.29) 3 (8.33)
 Mild illness 4 (14.29) 4 (11.11)
 Moderate illness 20 (71.43) 24 (66.67)
 Severe illness 0 5 (13.89)
Sampling intervals a –No. (%)
  ≤ 7 d 23 (85.2) 9 (26.5)
  > 7 d 4 (14.8) 25 (73.5)
SARS-CoV-2 RNA detection (%)
 Positive (+) 28 (100) 26 (72.22)
 Negative (−) 0 (0) 10 (27.78)
  1. Abbreviations: COVID-19 coronavirus disease 2019, IQR interquartile range
  2. a The analysis was unavailable in one of the pharyngeal swab samples and two of the fecal samples due to missing data on the onset time or sampling time