TABLE 6

ORs, 95% CI, and P Values for Clinical Characteristics That Predict Child Abuse, Adverse Neurological Outcome, or Chronic Epilepsy

Clinical CharacteristicChild AbuseAdverse Neurological OutcomeChronic Epilepsy
OR (95% CI)POR (95% CI)POR (95% CI)P
Age2.3 (0.77–6.6).201.6 (0.67–3.7).391.4 (0.54–3.9).63
Male gender1.2 (0.46–3.4).802.4 (1.1–5.3).00471.8 (0.84–3.7).085
Preterm0.49 (0.11–2.2).540.97 (0.35–2.7)1.00.45 (0.10–2.0).38
Family history1.4 (0.38–4.9).714.5 (1.9–11.1).00184.5 (1.6–12).0060
Previous event0.86 (0.27–2.7)1.00.71 (0.26–1.9).640.79 (0.25–2.5).79
Rescue breaths0.90 (0.88–0.93).381.5 (0.42–5.2).470.59 (0.077–4.6)>.99
Call 9111.4 (0.48–4.2).560.85 (0.31–2.3)1.00.65 (0.18–2.3).77
  • ORs were calculated for infants who were abused within 1 year of their ALTE, infants with adverse neurological outcome (developmental delay and/or chronic epilepsy), or chronic epilepsy, as compared with the nonaffected ALTE cohort. ORs were calculated by comparison of the affected group with the unaffected remaining patients in the cohort. ORs for age were calculated by comparison of the median of the affected group with the median age of the entire ALTE cohort (minus the affected patients). "Family history" indicates family history of seizures; "call 911" indicates that parents called 911 at the time of the ALTE.