TABLE 4

Odds of Technology Placement and Death for Children with CCCs, 2006

TechnologyUnadjusted OR (95% CI)Adjusted OR (95% CI)a
1 CCCMultiple CCCsc Statisticb1 CCCMultiple CCCsc Statisticb
Gastrostomy tube17.8 (16.3–19.4)64.5 (57.3–72.8)0.809.2 (8.1–10.4)27.0 (22.8–31.9)0.85
Tracheostomy tube17.4 (12.3–24.8)72.7 (45.7–115.4)0.658.8 (5.4–14.3)31.4 (17.3–56.9)0.61
CSF shunt84.9 (72.0–100.1)197.0 (162.1–239.5)0.8951.2 (41.6–63.0)95.5 (74.7–122.0)0.90
Inpatient death5.5 (5.2–5.8)15.4 (14.2–16.6)0.645.2 (4.8–5.6)12.5 (11.4–13.8)0.74
  • Reference category is no CCC. OR indicates odds ratio.

  • a Models are adjusted for age, gender, payer, hospital location, hospital region, teaching status, and NACHRI designation.

  • b The discriminative ability of a model is “good” when the c statistic is >0.7 and “excellent” when >0.8.