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Table 5 Predictors of mortality 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 Alive Dead Univariate analysis   Multivariate analysis  
N = 131 N = 19 OR (95% CI P -value OR (95% CI) P- Value
Age group       
 ≤5 63(90) 7(10) 1    
 5- 10 68(85) 12(15) 1.6[0.6-4.3] 0.361   
Sex       
 M 93(89.4) 11(10.6) 1    
 F 38(82.6) 8(17.4) 1.8[0.7-4.8] 0.252   
Arriving time       
 ≤24 hrs 112(88.9) 14(11.1) 1    
 >24 hrs 19(79.2) 5 (20.8) 2.1[0.7-6.5] 0.197   
Prehospital care       
 Not done 124(89.2) 15(10.8) 1    
 Done 7(63.6) 4(36.4) 4.7[1.2-18.0] 0.023   
Mechanism of injury       
 Blunt 108(91.5) 10(8.5) 1    
 Burn 23(71.9) 9(28.1) 4.2[1.5-11.6] 0.005 38.8[2–750.9] 0.016
Waiting time       
 ≤6 hrs 107(85.6) 18(14.4) 1    
 >6 hrs 24(96) 1 (4.0) 0.25[0.3-1.9] 0.185   
Affected part       
 Trunk/extremities 66(98.5) 1 (1.5) 1    
 Head 40(81.6) 9(18.4) 14.6[1.8-121.6] 0.012 284[12.3-6592.6] 0.000
 Multiple 25(73.5) 9 (26.50 23.8[2.7-197.3] 0.003 27[2.6-285.1] 0.006
PTS       
 Mild 83(97.6) 2(2.4) 1    
 Moderate/severe 48(73.8) 17(26.2) 7.2 [3.6- 11.8] 0.012 3.9 [3.1-5.9] 0.000
GCS       
 Mild 117(96.7) 4(3.3) 1    
 Moderate/severe 14(48.3) 15(51.7) 2.6 [1.4 – 9.9] 0.022 3.8 [2.5-34.4] 0.003