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Table 3 Mortality by group and covariates among ED-patients with a discharge ICD-code consistent with sepsis. OR for in-hospital mortality by group and covariates among 577 ED-patients at Södersjukhuset with a discharge ICD-code consistent with sepsis

From: Longer time to antibiotics and higher mortality among septic patients with non-specific presentations -a cross sectional study of Emergency Department patients indicating that a screening tool may improve identification

Variable Category Crude   Univariable, unadjusted Multivariable, adjusted
      Adjusted for all factors Adjusted for all factors and interaction between group and sex
   n % dead OR 95 % CI OR 95 % CI OR 95 % CI
Group Sepsis + DGC = group 1 61 32.8 4.01 2.19–7.32 4.31 2.12–8.77 -  
  Sepsis reference group = group 2 516 10.9 Ref   Ref    
Sex Women 239 14.6 1.24 0.77–2.02 1.16 0.65–2.07 -  
  Men 338 12.1 Ref   Ref    
Age >75 274 18.6 3.33 1.68–6.58 5.70 2.26–14.35 6.04 2.37–15.41
  65–74 132 10.6 1.73 0.76–3.94 2.30 0.77–6.81 2.29 0.76–6.87
  <65 171 6.4 Ref   Ref   Ref  
Prioritya <15 min 314 16.2 1.85 1.11–3.07 2.32 1.18–4.56 2.48 1.24–4.96
  >15 min 263 9.5 Ref   Ref   Ref  
Charlson comorbidity index ≥5 78 16.7 1.48 0.68–3.24 0.89 0.33–2.40 0.82 0.29–2.27
  3–4 119 16.8 1.50 0.75–3.01 1.16 0.51–2.65 1.18 0.51–2.71
  1–2 237 11.0 0.91 0.48–1.75 0.69 0.32–1.49 0.68 0.31–1.50
  0 143 11.9 Ref   Ref   Ref  
Fulfilment of Robson b no 123 17.1 1.36 0.77–2.41 1.71 0.88–3.32 1.76 0.89–3.48
  yes 320 13.1 Ref   Ref   Ref  
Interactions group and sex Group 1, man 39 41.0      5.23 2.18–12.52
  Group 1, woman 22 18.2      1.06 0.27–4.10
  Group 2, man 299 8.4      0.57 0.30–1.10
  Group 2, woman 217 14.3      Ref  
  1. ED Emergency Department, ICD International Classification of Diseases, OR Odds Ratio, DGC Decreased General Condition, CI Confidence Interval, Ref Reference, min minutes
  2. a< 15 min = Red/Orange, >15 min = Yellow/Green/Blue
  3. bA history suggestive of a new infection and fulfilment of two or more of the following criteria: temperature < 36 °C or > 38.3 °C, heart rate >90 beats/min, respiratory rate >20 breaths/min, acutely altered mental status, plasma glucose >6.6 mmol/ L (unless diabetic) is considered positive for sepsis. All necessary parameters are documented