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Table 4 Risk factors of NICU stay in neonates with RSV related LRIs

From: Epidemiological and clinical profiles of respiratory syncytial virus infection in hospitalized neonates in Suzhou, China

Parameters NICU Ward Crude OR (95 % CI) Adjusted OR (95 % CI) P
n = 48 n = 326
Sex (male, %) 28 (58.3) 196 (60.1) 0.929 (0.502–1.718) 0.692 (0.353–1.357) 0.284
Prematurity (n, %) 10 (20.8) 10 (3.1) 8.316 (3.252–21.265) 6.679 (2.279–19.580) 0.001
Early neonate (n, %)a 3 (6.3) 6 (1.8) 3.556 (0.859–14.719) 3.897 (0.845–17.972) 0.081
Low Birth Weight (n, %) 5 (10.4) 8 (2.5) 4.622 (1.446–14.771) 1.651 (0.427–6.388) 0.468
Co-infection with other viruses (n, %) 10 (20.8) 20 (6.1) 4.026 (1.755–9.239) 2.720 (1.047–7.065) 0.040
Underlying diseases (n, %) 9 (18.8) 29 (8.9) 2.363 (1.042–5.361) 2.831 (1.183–6.774) 0.019
  1. aEarly neonate indicates age less than one week. NICU neonatal intensive care unit, OR Odds Ratio, RSV respiratory syncytial virus, LRI lower respiratory tract infection