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Table 2 Crude and adjusted odds ratios of the risk factors for mortality in DT

From: Risk factors for lethal outcome in patients with delirium tremens - psychiatrist's perspective: a nested case-control study

Variables Adjusted OR (95% CI) p Crude OR (95% CI) p
Age 1.49 (0.88, 2.54) 0.141 1.00 (0.94, 1.07) 0.939
Hospitalization 0.014 (0.00, 1.98) 0.091 1.35 (0.63, 2.82) 0.001
Marital status 3.40 (0.12, 99.96) 0.479 1.88 (0.49, 7.15) 0.357
Education >100.00 (0.04, >1,000.00) 0.193 1.78 (0.49, 6.50) 0.384
Duration of consumption 0.63 (0.35, 1.12) 0.116 0.99 (0.94, 1.05) 0.839
Potassium in serum 40.52 (1.20, >1,000.00)a 0.039* 5.78 (1.75, 19.12)a 0.004*
AST/ALT ratio 17.25 (0.30, >100.00) 0.168 1.26 (0.68, 2.33) 0.466
CPK in serum 1.00 (1.00, 1.00) 0.570 1.00 (1.00, 1.00) 0.365
Epileptic status 88.63 (0.27, >1,000.00) 0.128 1.00 (0.21, 4.78) 1.000
Liver lesions 0.00 (0.00, 20.07) 0.172 0.72 (0.18, 2.90) 0.644
Transfer to another department 0.01 (0.00, >1,000.00) 0.397 0.46 (0.05, 4.57) 0.509
According to year of admission 7.66 (0.52, 113.24) 0.139 1.28 (0.91, 1.80) 0.152
  1. *p < 0.05 (significant difference); aClinical significance (OR > 3); AST/ALT, aspartate aminotransferase/alanine aminotransferase; CPK, creatine phosphokinase; OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval.