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Table 3 Regression models for admission and mortality of elderly (> 60 yrs) and young adults (18–60 yrs)

From: Pattern of emergency department visits by elderly patients: study from a tertiary care hospital, Karachi

  Unadjusted OR (95% CI) p-value Adjusted OR (95% CI) p-value
Admission model
Age
18- 60 yrs (ref)   (ref)  
> 60 yrs 2.4 (2.3-2.5) <0.001 1.7* (1.6-1.8) <0.001
Gender
Male (ref)   (ref)  
Females 0.88 (0.85-0.91) <0.001 0.95* (0.91-0.99) 0.018
Triage category
P4 & P5 (ref)   (ref)  
P3 4.2 (3.8-4.6) <0.001 4.1* (3.7-4.5) <0.001
P2 11.8 (10.7-13.1) <0.001 10.4* (9.4-11.5) <0.001
P1 23.1 (20.8-25.6) <0.001 20.6* (18.5-22.9) <0.001
Expiry model
Age
18- 60 yrs (ref)   (ref)  
> 60 yrs 3.7 (3.4-4.1) <0.001 2.3+ (2.0-2.5) <0.001
Gender
Male (ref)   (ref)  
Females 0.78 (0.71-0.87) <0.001 0.89+ (0.79-0.99) 0.048
Triage category
P4 & P5 (ref)   (ref)  
P3 1.5 (1.1-2.1) 0.019 1.2+ (0.85-1.7) 0.305
P2 6.2 (4.5-8.6) <0.001 3.7+ (2.6-5.1) <0.001
P1 20 (14.7-27.4) <0.001 11.9+ (8.7-16.4) <0.001
Length of stay in ED
< 6 hrs (ref)   (ref)  
>6 hrs 3.4 (3.1-3.9) <0.001 1.8+ (1.6-2) <0.001
  1. * Also adjusted for Day of presentation and Shift of presentation.
  2. † Also adjusted for Day of presentation, Shift of presentation.