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Table 3 Multivariable analysis of the ease of insertion stages and NGT insertion methods

From: A comparison of nasogastric tube insertion by SORT maneuver (sniffing position, NGT orientation, contralateral rotation, and twisting movement) versus neck flexion lateral pressure in critically ill patients admitted to ICU: a prospective randomized clinical trial

Variables Odds ratio (95% confidence interval)*
Ease of insertion I (reference) II III IV
NFLP vs. SORT   49.9 (25.2 to 98.6) 67.1 (14.9 to 302.8) 11.8 (3.4 to 41.2)
  1. NFLP: neck flexion lateral pressure; SORT: sniffing position, NGT orientation, contralateral rotation, and twisting movement
  2. *Adjusted for age and body mass index
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