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Table 3 Univariate and multivariate analysis for independent prediction of death at 30 days

From: Prognostic value of PCT in septic emergency patients

  Univariate analysis p Multivariate analysis p
OR [95 % CI] OR [95 % CI]
Age 1.04 [1.01–1.06] 0.0015 /  
Heart rate 1.02 [1.00–1.03] 0.047 /  
Personal history of:     
 Cardiovascular diseases 2.5 [1.1–5.7] 0.024 3.1 [1.0–9.4] 0.0462
 Respiratory disease 2.4 [1.05–5.2] 0.036 /  
 “Other” chronic diseases 0.4 [0.1–1.0] 0.052 /  
Severe sepsis/septic shock 2.3 [1.1–4.8] 0.027 4.0 [1.3–12.3] 0.0130
PCT > 32.5 μg/L 21.7 [8.0–58.8] <0.0001 36.0 [10.0–128.4] <0.0001
  1. As data were partially collected for lactate and respiratory rate, these parameters could not be included in the analysis