TABLE 5

Patient and Hospital Characteristics Associated With In-hospital Mortality in a Multivariable Logistic Regression Model

VariableAdjusted OR95% CIP
Age1.000.99–1.02.76
Female vs male gender0.990.82–1.22.97
Per comorbid illness1.551.38–1.73<.01
Per dysfunctional organ system2.252.02–2.51<.01
APRDRG levels of illness severitya
    Minor or moderate0.030.01–0.07<.01
    Major0.290.22–0.37<.01
Source of admissionb
    Another hospital1.270.99–1.61.05
    Routine/clinic1.170.94–1.45.16
Type of hospitalc
    Children's teaching and nonteaching hospital1.481.00–2.19.05
    Nonchildren's teaching hospital1.400.91–2.15.12
Hospital bed sized
    Medium1.000.70–1.45.98
    Large1.140.83–1.57.43
Hospital location
    Urban vs rural1.140.60–2.19.69
  • Age was analyzed as a continuous variable. The adjusted OR reflects the odds of the specified outcome compared with the reference category within the same variable, adjusted for the other outcome categories that appear here.

  • a Reference category was extreme illness severity.

  • b Reference category was the ED.

  • c Reference category was nonchildren's nonteaching hospital.

  • d Reference category was small hospital bed size.