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Table 4 Bivariate and multivariate analysis for the factors associated with stress hyperglycaemia

From: Prevalence and outcome of stress hyperglycaemia among severely malnourished children admitted to Mulago referral and teaching hospital in Kampala, Uganda

Variable Stress hyperglycemia (n = 39) No stress hyperglycemia (n = 196) Crude (Unadjusted) Odds Ratio (95% Confidence Interval) Adjusted Odds Ratio (95% Confidence Interval) p-value
Age of patient (months)
  < 6 months 1 32 1 1  
  ≥ 6 months 38 156 4.74 (1.10–20.25) 2.274 (0.31–16.47) 0.416
Convulsion (n) 4 6 3.62 (1.0–13.5) 2.984 (0.53–16.72) 0.214
Respiratory distress (n) 12 26 2.91 (1.3–6.4( 1.798 (0.24–13.44) 0.568
Oral sores (n) 18 39 3.45 (1.7–7.1)0 2.611 (1.02–6.65) 0.044
Dermatosis (n) 23 80 1.62 (1.2–4.2) 1.132 (0.45–2.85) 0.793
Severe Pneumonia (n) 7 14 1.450 (0.72–2.89) 1.128 (0.50–2.54) 0.067
Type of feed
 F-75 38 162 1 1  
 SDTM 1 34 0.13 (0.02–0.9) 0.124 (0.01–1.60) 0.110
Received 10% Dextrose (n) 13 24 3.58 (1.6–8.0) 1.474 (0.512–4.25) 0.473
Diarrhea
 Persistent diarrhea (n) 14 24 4.71 (1.90–11.71) 2.393 (0.80–7.17) 0.120
 Acute diarrhea (n) 14 81 1.390 0.702 (0.24–2.04) 0.517