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Table 4 Plasma levels of EPO, hepcidin, ferritin, IL-6, sTfR/log ferritin as well as the RDW and SOFA score on day 1 of ICU admission were independent predictors of 28-day mortality in patients with sepsis

From: Inflammatory anemia-associated parameters are related to 28-day mortality in patients with sepsis admitted to the ICU: a preliminary observational study

  β value Wald value P value OR value 95% CI
EPO − 0.097 7.128 < 0.01 0.908 0.845–0.975
Hepcidin 0.063 8.821 < 0.01 1.065 1.022–1.110
Ferritin 0.010 4.099 < 0.05 1.010 1.000–1.021
IL-6 0.033 6.049 < 0.05 1.033 1.007–1.061
RDW 0.399 4.042 < 0.05 1.490 1.010–2.199
sTfR/log ferritin − 0.340 5.237 < 0.05 0.712 0.532–0.952
SOFA score 0.435 11.299 < 0.01 1.545 1.199–1.991
Constant − 12.787 13.431 < 0.01 0.000  
  1. CI confidence interval; EPO erythropoietin; ICU intensive care unit; IL-6 interleukin-6; OR odds ratio; RDW red blood cell distribution width; SOFA Sequential Organ Failure Assessment; sTfR soluble transferrin receptor