TABLE 3

Selected Predictor Variables for Multivariable Model of Escalated Care

CharacteristicsNo. Risk PointsOR (95% CI)P
Age, mo
 >2 0Reference<.0001
 ≤2 12.10 (1.49–2.97)
Poor feedinga
 No 0Reference.0015
 Yes11.85 (1.27–2.71)
Oxygen saturation, %b
 ≥900Reference<.0001
 <9058.92 (5.08–15.66)
Apneac
 No 0Reference<.0001
 Yes23.01 (1.89–4.78)
Nasal flaring and/or gruntingd
 No 0Reference<.0001
 Yes23.76 (2.64–5.35)
Dehydrationd
 No 0Reference.0007
 Yes12.13 (1.37–3.30)
Retractions
 No 0Reference.0007
 Yes23.02 (1.59–5.73)
  • a Reported on history.

  • b Measured in triage in room air.

  • c Reported on history or observed in ED.

  • d Observed in ED.