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Table 4 Univariate analysis of readmissions within 30 days distributed by infectious condition

From: The impact of methicillin-resistant S. aureus on length of stay, readmissions and costs: a register based case-control study of patients hospitalized in Norway

Readmissions within 30 days Cases (n = 74) Controls (n = 299) Logistic regression Linear regression
  n (%) n (%) OR 95% CI p-value Coef. 95% CI p-value
All patients (n = 74/299) 10 (14%) 22 (10%) 1.50 0.65–3.46 0.34 0.04 −0.04 – 0.12 0.34
 • No infections (n = 30/144) 4 (13%) 15 (13%) 1.02 0.31–3.32 0.98 0.00 −0.13 – 0.14 0.98
 • Any infection (n = 44/155) 6 (14%) 7 (6%) 3.44 0.79–15.00 0.10 0.08 −0.01 – 0.17 0.07
  - Non-severe infections (n = 25/83) 4 (16%) 1 (2%) 10.86 1.15–102.77 <0.05 0.14 0.04–0.25 <0.05
  - Severe infections (n = 13/57) 2 (15%) 5 (11%) 1.76 0.19–16.67 0.62 0.04 −0.13 – 0.21 0.62
  1. OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval