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Table 2 Maximum body temperature during ICU stay and 28-day mortality of patients with and without sepsis.

From: Association of body temperature and antipyretic treatments with mortality of critically ill patients with and without sepsis: multi-centered prospective observational study

MAXICU Patients with sepsis
(N= 606)
Patients without sepsis
(N= 819)
  28-day
mortality
Unadjusted
odds ratio (95% CI)
28-day
mortality
Unadjusted
odds ratio (95% CI)
< 36.5°C 2/4
(50.0%)
3.08 (0.41, 23.1)
(P = 0.57)
0/2
(0%)
n.a.
36.5°C to 37.4°C 24/98
(24.5%)
1
(reference)
4/240
(1.7%)
1
(reference)
37.5°C to 38.4°C 40/237
(16.9%)
0.63 (0.35, 1.11)
(P = 0.14)
17/425
(4.0%)
2.46 (0.82, 7.40)
(P = 0.44)
38.5°C to 39.4°C 44/185
(23.8%)
0.96 (0.54, 1.70)
(P = 0.99)
10/125
(8.0%)
5.13 (1.58, 16.7)
(P = 0.007)
≥ 39.5°C 25/82
(30.5%)
1.35 (0.70, 2.61)
(P = 0.46)
5/27
(18.5%)
13.4 (3.35, 53.6)
(P < 0.001)
  1. Unadjusted odds ratio was reported relative to a reference body temperature defined as category 36.5°C to 37.4°C.
  2. CI, confidential interval; ICU, intensive care unit; MAXICU, maximum body temperature during an ICU stay; n.a., not applicable (no patients in this category)