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Table 6 Univariate & multivariate analysis of risk factors for mortality in diabetic necrotizing fasciitis patients

From: Necrotizing fasciitis in patients with diabetes mellitus: clinical characteristics and risk factors for mortality

Variable Univariate analysis Multivariate analysis   
  OR(95 % CI) P value OR(95 % CI) P value
Age 0.98(0.93,1.02) 0.34   
Male gender 2.05(0.67,6.26) 0.21   
Functional status
 Partially dependent 1 -   
 Totally dependent 2.72(0.5,14.72) 0.25   
 Totally independent 1.81(0.65,5.07) 0.26   
Underlying medical conditions
 Chronic renal failure 1.65(0.56,4.87) 0.37   
 Immunosuppresant medication 3.80(0.78,18.47) 0.10   
Clinical presentation at admission
 Consciousness disturbance 1.69(0.64,4.45) 0.29   
 Temperature > 38 °C 1.87(0.68,5.18) 0.23   
 Dyspnea 3.50(1.24,9.89) 0.018 4.19(0.98,17.91) 0.053
 Systolic BP < 90 mmHg 2.89(1.05,7.96) 0.040 1.81(0.45,7.21) 0.403
 SIRS 0.78(0.21,2.88) 0.70   
 Pus at infection site 1.75(0.59,5.21) 0.31   
Admission lab data
 Hemoglobulin (mg/dl) 0.86(0.69,1.06) 0.16   
 Leukocyte (103/mm3) 1.01(0.96,1.06) 0.81   
 Platelet (103/mm3) 0.996(0.99,1.001) 0.13   
 Potassium (mEq/l) 1.84(1.08,3.15) 0.025 1.65(0.84,3.24) 0.147
 Positive blood culture 4.57(1.52,13.78) 0.007 7.36(1.66,32.54) 0.009
  1. (n = 84)