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Table 4 Outcomes after PICU discharge

From: Anemia at pediatric intensive care unit discharge: prevalence and risk markers

Outcome All patients (n = 679) Not anemic (n = 289) Anemic (n = 390) Univariate OR (CI95 %) p value
Hospital length of stay after PICU discharge, median (Q1–Q3)a 5 (2–13) 4 (2–9) 6 (3–15)   < 0.001
Death in hospital, n (%)a 12 (1.8) 6 (2.2) 6 (1.7) 0.75 (0.24, 2.34) 0.614
Hb at hospital discharge, median (Q1–Q3)b 109 (97–124) 124 (111–136) 102 (92–117)   < 0.001
Anemia at hospital discharge (n, %)b 207 (54) 29 (21) 178 (72) 9.79 (5.97, 16.1) < 0.001
  1. Continuous variables are expressed as median (interquartile range)
  2. OR odds ratio, Hb hemoglobin, CI confidence interval
  3. aFor children discharged alive from PICU
  4. bAvailable for 386 children