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Table 2 Bi-variable and multivariable analysis of predictors of mortality among children with SAM admitted to SCs of general hospitals of Tigray, Ethiopia, from 2013 to 2015

From: Survival status and predictors of mortality among children with severe acute malnutrition admitted to general hospitals of Tigray, North Ethiopia: a retrospective cohort study

Variable Survival status CHR (95% CI) AHR (95% CI)
Death number (%) Censored number (%)
Residence
 Urban 10 (7.14) 130 (92.86) 3.56 (1.51–8.49) 2.73 (1.12–6.64)*
 Rural 11 (2.64) 405 (97.36) 1 1
Level of consciousness
 Impaired 8 (18.6) 35 (81.4) 8.41 (3.47–20.34) 6.69 (2.43–19.93)**
 Conscious 13 (2.5) 500 (97.5) 1 1
Comorbidity after admission
 Yes 3 (37.5) 5 (62.5) 9.76 (2.86–33.33) 12.71 (2.7957.94)**
 No 18 (3.3) 530 (96.7) 1 1
Patient in shock
 Yes 3 (21.4) 11 (78.6) 6.01 (1.77–20.45) 2 (0.51–7.84)
 No 18 (3.4) 524 (96.6) 1 1
Comorbidity at admission
 Present 17 (4.6) 350 (95.4) 2.38 (0.8–7.1) 1.08 (0.33–3.55)
 Absent 4 (2.1) 189 (97.9) 1 1
Skin lesion
 Yes 4 (9.5) 38 (90.5) 2.29 (0.76–6.94) 0.79 (0.23–2.76)
 No 17 (3.3) 497 (96.7)   
Color of conjunctiva    1 1
 Pale 11 (10.48) 94 (89.52) 4.53 (1.92–10.68) 2.07 (0.78–5.5)
 Pink 10 (2.2) 441 (97.8) 1 1
  1. COR crude odds ratio, AOR adjusted odds ratio, CI confidence interval
  2. * P < 0.05, ** P ≤ 0.001