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Table 2 Results of logistic regression of variables assumed to be predictive or a consequence of complaint specificity

From: Non-specific complaints at emergency department presentation result in unclear diagnoses and lengthened hospitalization: a prospective observational study

Factor p in univariate regression* p in multivariate regression ° Odds ratio in multivariate regression [95% CI]
Predictive of complaint specificity
 Age 0.171  
 Gender 0.466
 Previous medical contact 0.001 0.001 1.828 [1.268–2.636]
Consequences of complaint specificity
 Triage 0.101  
 Resuscitation bay 0.241
 Length of ED stay 0.748
 Vague diagnosis at ED discharge 0.012 0.001 1.822 [1.159–2.899]
 Length of hospital stay 0.029 0.025 1.001 [1–1.002]
 Vague diagnosis at ED discharge 0.923  
 Mortality 0.054 0.087 1.922 [0.909–4.065]
  1. *significance defined as p < 0.1
  2. °significance defined as p < 0.05 (see methods section for details)