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Table 6 Adjusted ICU and hospital mortality by severity of hypoglycemia in mechanically ventilated surgical admissions [5]

From: The impact of early hypoglycemia and blood glucose variability on outcome in critical illness

Blood glucose category
(mmol/L)
ICU mortality
Adjusted OR§ (95% CI)
Hospital mortality
Adjusted OR (95% CI)
<2.0 6.0 (2.9 to 12.4) 6.4 (3.1 to 13.4)
2.1–2.4 1.2 (0.6 to 2.7) 1.2 (0.6 to 2.5)
2.5–2.9 1.7 (0.9 to 3.2) 1.9 (1.1 to 3.3)
3.0–3.4 1.8 (1.2 to 2.8) 1.7 (1.2 to 2.5)
3.5–3.9 1.6 (1.1 to 2.3) 1.5 (1.1 to 2.1)
4.0–4.4 1.1 (0.8 to 1.5) 1.1 (0.8 to 1.4)
≥ 4.5 1.0 1.0
  1. APACHE = Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation; AuROC = area under the receiver operator characteristic curve; CI = confidence interval; ICU = intensive care unit; OR = odds ratio.
  2. ¶ Reference variable
  3. § Goodness-of-fit, P = 1.0; AuROC 0.87.
  4. ‡ Goodness-of-fit, P = 1.0; AuROC 0.84.
  5. §‡ Covariate adjustment for age, sex, surgical status, primary diagnosis, co-morbid illness, non-age-related APACHE II score, mechanical ventilation, acute kidney injury, year, and hospital site.
  6. For conversion of blood glucose from SI to conventional units divide by 0.05551.