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Table 3 Stratified analyses for association between dexmedetomidine and ICU length of stay

From: Association between dexmedetomidine use for the treatment of alcohol withdrawal syndrome and intensive care unit length of stay

Alcohol withdrawal severity Unadjusted (univariate) models Adjusted models**
Ratio* 95% confidence interval p value Ratio* 95% confidence interval p value
Mild (admission CIWA 1–10) (n = 112) 1.99 1.37, 2.91 0.0003 2.23 1.58, 3.15 < 0.0001
Moderate (admission CIWA 11–20) (n = 182) 2.50 1.95, 3.21 < 0.0001 2.51 1.98, 3.18 < 0.0001
Severe (admission CIWA > 20) (n = 144) 1.88 1.45, 2.44 < 0.0001 1.99 1.44, 2.74 < 0.0001
  1. *Relative mean number of ICU LOS hours: dexmedetomidine plus benzodiazepine to benzodiazepine alone group
  2. **Adjusted for age, gender, BMI, and pre-ICU length of stay