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Table 2 Physical signs on the initial examination at admission to the emergency room, with OR for death (univariate analysis).

From: Pre-hospital antibiotic treatment and mortality caused by invasive meningococcal disease, adjusting for indication bias

Physical sign N (%) OR (95% CI)
Fever 621 (73.2) 0.82 (0.44–1.53)
Petechiae 562 (66.3) 0.72 (0.40–1.30)
Kernig/Brudszinky signs 405 (47.8) 0.68 (0.37–1.22)
Nausea/Vomiting 282 (33.3) 0.64 (0.33–1.24)
Pharyngoamygdalitis 259 (30.5) 0.3 (0.13–0.71)
Low level of consciousness 234 (27.6) 1.89 (1.04–3.4)
Cyanosis 117 (13.8) 2.41 (1.24–4.7)
Irritability 110 (13) 0.93 (0.39–2.24)
Cold-like symptoms 75 (8.8) 0.66 (0.20–2.17)
Arthritis-arthralgia 61 (7.2) 0.53 (0.12–2.25)
Convulsions 20 (2.4) 4.35 (1.40–13.55)