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Table 4 Logistic regression analysis for predictors of mortality

From: The clinical spectrum of severe childhood malaria in Eastern Uganda

Variable Univariate logistic regression Multivariate logistic regression
Odds ratio (95%CI) P-value Odds ratio (95%CI) P-value
Clinical
 Pyrexia 0.56 (0.33–0.94) 0.027 0.79 (0.40–1.57) 0.50
 Pallor 2.61 (1.48–4.61) 0.001 0.84 (0.34–2.12) 0.98
 Coma 4.94 (1.20–20.2) 0.01 1.52 (0.28–8.23) 0.62
 Delayed capillary refill 2.13 (1.21–3.73) 0.007 0.82 (0.35–1.93) 0.64
 Splenomegaly 1.72 (1.02–2.89) 0.040 1.00 (0.46–2.18) 0.75
 Hepatomegaly 1.98 (1.17–3.33) 0.009 2.29 (1.29–4.06) 0.004
 Hypoxaemia 4.60 (2.32–9.13) 1.25 × 10−5 3.64 (1.39–9.52) 0.008
Laboratory
 Severe anaemia 3.74 (2.20–6.36) 1.05 × 10−6 5.36 (2.16–1.32) 0.0002
 Hyperlactataemia 5.83 (3.40–9.50) 1.58 × 10−7 3.66 (1.72–7.80) 0.001
 Hypoglycaemia 3.84 (1.44–10.19) 0.004 2.25 (0.63–7.98) 0.21
 Leucocytosis 1.79 (1.04–3.09) 0.035 1.03 (0.49–2.14) 0.93