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Table 3 Odds ratios for RDW in the prediction of all-cause in-hospital mortality

From: The association of Red cell distribution width and in-hospital mortality in older adults admitted to the emergency department

RDW as categorical variable
OR (95 % CI)
  1st quartile
< 12.8
[N = 450, death = 4]
2nd quartile
12.8–13.3
[N = 542, death = 8]
3rd quartile
13.4–14.2
[N = 472, death = 10]
4th quartile
> 14.2
[N = 526, death = 52]
p
Model 1 1 (Reference) 1.46 (0.44–5.61) 1.83 (0.59–6.86) 5.08 (1.94–17.50) < 0.001
Model 2 1 (Reference) 1.25 (0.36–4.97) 1.68 (0.53–6.35) 3.82 (1.42–13.38) 0.006
RDW as continuous variable
OR (95 % CI)
Model 1 1.284 (1.160–1.422) < 0.001
Model 2 1.218 (1.095–1.355) < 0.001
Model 1: Sex + Cancer + HTN + BUN + MCV + Na + CRP + ESR
Model 2: Sex + Cancer + HTN + BUN + MCV + NA + CRP + ESR + SOFA
  1. Abbreviation: RDW red cell distribution width, OR odds ratios; CI confidence interval