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Table 6 Two-level logistic regression analysis for risk factors associated with rescuers’ drowning

From: Mortality among drowning rescuers in China, 2013: a review of 225 rescue incidents from the press

  Regression coefficient β p-value Odds Ratio (95 % CI)
Rescue rank −0.8 <0.05 0.4(0.2–0.9)
Being an adult –1.8 <0.01 0.2(0.1–0.5)
Being a swimmer 1.3 0.06 3.6(0.9–14.4)
Pulling in water close to the shore 0.2 0.82 1.2(0.3–4.9)
Giving an extension –1.7 0.24 0.2(0.1–3.1)
Location    
Lake −0.9 0.37 0.4(0.1–2.8)
Pond 1.3 0.08 3.7(0.9–16.3)
Other (e.g., reservoir, well, swimming pool) 1.5 0.07 4.7(0.9–25.7)