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Table 2 In-hospital mortality of pediatric patients in intensive care units according to poverty status

From: Health disparities of critically ill children according to poverty: the Korean population-based retrospective cohort study

In-hospital mortality No. of patients No. of death Unadjusted
OR (95% CI)
p-value Adjusted
OR (95% CI)
p-value
Overall
 Non-poverty 16,740 850 (5.1) Reference   Reference  
 Poverty 1153 69 (6.0) 1.09
(0.85–1.42)
0.479 1.15
(0.84–1.55)
0.384
Non-mechanical ventilation
 Non-poverty 9526 88 (0.9) Reference   Reference  
 Poverty 743 9 (1.2) 1.31
(0.65–2.63)
0.446 1.71
(0.83–3.52)
0.145
Mechanical ventilation
 Non-poverty 7214 762 (10.6) Reference   Reference  
 Poverty 410 60 (14.6) 1.06
(0.78–1.44)
0.698 1.05
(0.75–1.47)
0.776
  1. OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval
  2. Model was adjusted for age, gender, primary diagnosis (congenital anomalies, injury, respiratory disease, neoplasms, neurologic disease, circulatory disease, NEC (not elsewhere classified), gastrointestinal disease and infectious disease), and treatment requirements (vasopressor, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and mechanical ventilation)
  3. Mechanical ventilation was adjusted only in the overall analysis
  4. P-for interaction was 0.588