Table 1

Comparison of patients and control subjects

Mild pancreatitis (n=45)Severe pancreatitis (n=20)Controls (n=20)
†Median (range).
ERCP, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.
*p<0.001, Mann-Whitney U test.
Age (y)†60.0 (43–74.5)63.0 (49–73)55.7 (23–82)
Sex ratio (M/F)20/2513/7
Aetiology
    Gall stones2910
    Alcohol94
    ERCP33
    Hyperlipidaemia31
    Drug induced02
    Idiopathic10
APACHE II scores at 24 h†*7.0 (5–27)11.5 (9.3–15.5)
Prophylactic antibiotics18 (38%)14 (70%)
Intravenous nutrition1 (2.2%)10 (50%)