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Table 7 Results of multivariate logistic regression analysis for the prediction of 28-day mortality

From: The impact of body temperature abnormalities on the disease severity and outcome in patients with severe sepsis: an analysis from a multicenter, prospective survey of severe sepsis

Factors Odds ratio P value 95% CI
Severe sepsis (n = 602)
 Age 1.026 0.001 1.010–1.042
 Gender (male) 1.476 0.091 0.940–2.317
 Admission category (medical conditions) 1.098 0.778 0.572–2.109
 SOFA score 1.111 0.002 1.041–1.186
 APACHE II score 1.062 0.000 1.029–1.095
 Positive blood culture 1.471 0.073 0.965–2.242
 Presence of comorbidity 0.880 0.569 0.566–1.367
 Hypothermia (body temperature <36.5°C) 1.952 0.003 1.253–3.040
Severe sepsis with septic shock (n = 273)
 Age 1.036 0.001 1.014–1.059
 Gender (male) 1.676 0.095 0.914–3.074
 Admission category (medical conditions) 1.110 0.829 0.431–2.860
 SOFA score 1.078 0.119 0.981–1.186
 APACHE II score 1.050 0.019 1.008–1.094
 Positive blood culture 1.761 0.052 0.996–3.114
 Presence of comorbidity 0.722 0.290 0.395–1.319
 Hypothermia (body temperature <36.5°C) 2.778 0.001 1.555–4.965
  1. CI, confidence interval; SOFA, Sequential Organ Failure Assessment; APACHE, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation; Comorbidity, at least one comorbidity.