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Table 6 Results of multivariate analysis for predictive variables potentially associated with a positive EGD outcome by age

From: Predictors of positive esophagogastroduodenoscopy outcomes in children and adolescents: a single center experience

Predictor variable p OR (95% CI)
Age <4 years
 African–American race 0.001 3.35 (1.67–6.71)
 Positive celiac antibodies 0.164 0.613 (0.263–1.426)
Age 4–9 years
 Anorexia 0.018 0.36 (0.15–0.84)
 Belching 0.022 0.27 (0.09–0.83)
 Choking/gagging 0.098 0.856 (0.714–1.026)
 Bloating/flatulence 0.082 1.166 (0.974–1.396)
Age 10–13 years
 Diarrhea 0.018 13.02 (1.54–109.92)
 Dysphagia 0.020 2.78 (1.17–6.60)
 Female gender 0.120 0.671 (0.289–1.557)
  1. Italic values reflect values that are significant
  2. EGD esophagogastroduodenoscopy, OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval