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Table 3 Association between patient characteristics at presentation and intensive care unit admission within the first hospital day

From: Early management of sepsis in medical patients in rural Thailand: a single-center prospective observational study

VariablesNumber of Patients with ObservationCrude
OR (95% CI)
P valueAdjusted
OR (95% CI) a
P value
Male sex37161.13 (0.95–1.34)0.180.91 (0.73–1.13)0.38
Age (yrs)37161.00 (0.99–1.00)0.180.97 (0.96–0.98)< 0.001
Presence of at least one comorbidity37161.14 (0.96–1.35)0.14--
Lowest SpO2 (%)b37100.94 (0.94–0.95)< 0.0010.98 (0.97–1.00)0.005
Lowest SBP (mm Hg)b37130.98 (0.98–99)< 0.0010.99 (0.98–0.99)< 0.001
Lowest GCS ≤ 14b37163.35 (2.77–4.05)< 0.0011.29 (1.00–1.67)0.05
Highest creatinine (mg/dL)b36701.08 (1.05–1.11)< 0.0011.08 (1.05–1.12)< 0.001
Highest bilirubin (mg/dL)b29451.04 (1.02–1.07)0.002--
Lowest platelets (cells/μL)b37061.00 (1.00–1.00)0.98--
Required mechanical ventilation371611.9 (9.77–14.6)< 0.00115.3 (11.7–19.9)< 0.001
Received adrenergic agent37163.41 (2.84–4.09)< 0.0013.41 (2.61–4.45)< 0.001
Transferred from other hospitals37165.80 (3.59–9.36)< 0.0011.97 (1.14–3.41)0.02
Night time admission35690.95 (0.79–1.13)0.54--
  1. OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval, SpO2 peripheral capillary oxygen saturation, SBP systolic blood pressure, GCS Glasgow Coma Scale
  2. aUsing multivariable logistic regression (N = 3661)
  3. bLowest SpO2, SBP, GCS, and platelets; highest creatinine and bilirubin values; and clinical management up to the time of study enrollment