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Table 4 Predictors of LOS according to univariate analysis and multivariate logistic regression analysis

From: Paediatric injuries at Bugando Medical Centre in Northwestern Tanzania: a prospective review of 150 cases

Independent variables Univariate analysis Multivariate analysis
≤ 14 days >14 days OR [95% CI] P -Value OR 95% CI P -Value
Age group       
 <5 yrs 44 (62.9) 26 (37.1) 3.3[1.5-7.3] 0.002 3.9[1.60-9.4] 0.003
 5 – 10 yrs 68 (85) 12 (15) 1    
Sex       
 M 77 (74.0) 27 (26.0) 1    
 F 35 (76.1) 11 (23.9) 0.9[0.4-2.0] 0.790   
Injury arrival time       
 ≤ 24 hrs 93 (73.8) 33 (26.2) 1   0.2[0.04-0.91] 0.037
 > 24 hrs 19 (79.2) 5 (20.8) 0.7[0.26-2.15] 0.581   
Pre hosp care       
 Done 6 (54.6) 5 (45.5) 1    
 Not done 106 (76.3) 33 (23.7) 0.4[0.11-1.3] 0.122
Mech injury       
 Blunt 101(85.6) 17(14.4) 1  
 Burn 11(34.4) 21(65.6) 11.3[4.6-27.7] <0.001
Wait time       
 < 6 hrs 93(74.4) 32(25.6) 1  
 ≥ 6 19(76.0) 6 (24.0) 0.9[0.34-2.5] 0.867
PTS       
 Mild 70(82.3) 15(17.7) 1    
 Mode/severe 42(64.6) 23(35.4) 2.6[1.2-5.4] 0.015
Complications       
 Yes 1(20.0) 4(80.0) 1    
 No 92(74.8) 31(25.2) 0.5[0.2-0.8] 0.008 1.5[1.2-6.4] 0.014