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Table 5 Multivariate analyses for factors associated with hospital mortality (Forward logistic regression model) *

From: Skin and soft tissue infections in hospitalized and critically ill patients: a nationwide population-based study

Variables Other cellulitis or abscess Decubitus ulcer Post-operation wound infection Infection due to vascular device/implant Gangrene Necrotizing fasciitis
Age ≥65 yr 2.83(1.66-4.83)   4.02(1.62-9.96)   4.35(1.27-14.87)  
Surgical conditions 2.14(1.16-3.94) 0.46(0.24-0.84)     
Comorbid conditions       
   Congestive heart failure    9.66(1.72-54.20)    
   Cerebrovascular disease   0.45(0.24-0.84)     
   End stage renal disease 3.05(1.28-7.26)      
   Cirrhosis 2.55(1.06-6.12)    7.84(1.17-52.31)   8.75(2.56-29.80)
   Cancer 10.44(5.83-18.68) 3.99(2.35-6.75) 5.65(2.39-13.35)   4.39(1.04-18.40) 24.74(6.09-100.39)
   Infections other than SST 8.43(4.95-14.36) 1.56(1.02-2.38) 9.04(3.61-22.62) 11.04(3.16-38.50) 4.27(1.96-9.29) 7.28(2.80-18.92)
P-value for goodness-of-fit 0.265 0.854 0.045 0.452 0.358 0.667
Nagelkerke pseudo-R 2 0.229 0.072 0.242 0.172 0.156 0.319
  1. *Values represent adjusted odds ratio (95% confidence interval). Factors used for multivariate analyses included age ≥65 year, gender, medical/surgical conditions, hospital levels, comorbid conditions and infections other than skin/soft tissue (SST)