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Table 3 Results of logistic regression analysis having plasma glucose ≥ 140 mg/dl at discharge as the dependent variable in the training population

From: Identifying older diabetic patients at risk of poor glycemic control

  Fasting plasma glucose at discharge   
  < 140 ≥ 140 OR 95% CI
Age (years) 76.8 ± 6.8 77.2 ± 6.7 1.01 0.99–1.03
Gender (males) 332 (44.9) 245 (39.8) 0.88 0.70–1.12
Diastolic blood pressure < 80 mm Hg* 101 (13.7) 126 (20.5) 1.63 1.19–2.22
Plasma glucose on admission (mg/dl)     
<143 344 (46.5) 110 (17.9) 1.0 ********
143–218* 233 (31.5) 218 (35.4) 2.84 2.13–3.79
>218* 162 (21.9) 287 (46.7) 5.29 3.91–7.15
White blood cells > 8970 cells/mm3 224 (30.3) 225 (36.6) 1.09 0.85–1.40
Serum sodium < 138 mEq/l 185 (25.0) 210 (34.1) 1.02 0.78–1.33
Insulin or combined hypoglycemic therapy prior to admission* 100 (13.5) 151 (24.6) 2.03 1.50–2.75
Charlson's Index > 2* 281 (38.0) 273 (44.4) 1.32 1.04–1.67
  1. Data are means ± SD or number of cases with percent in parentheses. * Marks variables found to be independently correlated with the outcome.