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Table 4 Multivariable regression for association between length of stay and vitamin D deficiency after adjusting for key baseline and clinical variables

From: Vitamin D deficiency and length of pediatric intensive care unit stay: a prospective observational study

Variables Mean difference (95 % CI) P value
Vitamin D deficiency 3.50 (0.50–6.53) 0.024
Age 0.007 (−0.01–0.03) 0.51
Gender (male) 0.99 (−1.60–3.59) 0.44
PIM-2 0.006 (−0.05–0.07) 0.84
PELOD 0.05 (−0.14–0.24) 0.61
Diagnosis (infections vs. others) 0.49 (−2.25–3.25) 0.72
Mortality 0.06 (−4.07–3.94) 0.97
Need for mechanical ventilation 1.26 (−1.42–3.95) 0.35
Need for inotropes 3.85 (−2.10–9.89) 0.20
Need for fluid boluses in first 6 h 0.39 (−5.79–5.00) 0.88
  1. PELOD pediatric logistic organ dysfunction score, PIM pediatric index of mortality, CI confidence interval