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Table 4 Selected indexes of diabetes severity and distribution of the predictive score in the testing population *

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

  Fasting plasma glucose at discharge     
  < 140 ≥ 140 B SE(B) OR** 95% CI
Plasma glucose at the admission (mg/dl)       
   <143 75 (55.6) 28 (21.7)    1.0  
   143–218 41 (30.4) 48 (37.2) 1.16 0.31 3.19 1.73–5.89
   >218 19 (14.1) 53 (41.1) 2.05 0.35 7.76 3.89–15.5
Insulin or combined hypoglycemic therapy prior to admission 56 (41.5) 79 (61.2) 0.85 0.26 2.35 1.42–3.88
Score       
0 23 (17.0) 4 (3.1)    1.0  
1 14 (10.4) 5 (3.9) 0.73 0.76 2.08 0.46–9.28
2 23 (17.0) 7 (5.4) 0.65 0.70 1.91 0.48–7.55
3 16 (11.9) 8 (6.2) 1.19 0.70 3.29 0.83–13.0
4 5 (3.7) 7 (5.4) 2.13 0.81 8.45 1.74–41.1
5 30 (22.2) 33 (25.6) 1.92 0.60 6.81 2.09–22.2
6 3 (2.2) 7 (5.4) 2.80 0.90 16.5 2.84–95.6
7 9 (6.7) 25 (19.4) 2.92 0.68 18.5 4.92–69.9
≥ 8 12 (8.9) 33 (25.6) 2.93 0.65 18.8 5.26–67.2
  1. * See the text, section "Results", for the method of computing the predictive score. **Adjusted for age and gender. Data in columns 2 and 3 are numbers (percentage).