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Table 3 Risk factors for inpatient mortality from the final multivariable model for adults hospitalized with LRTI with ACHU (age, confusion, HIV, urea) respiratory severity score, South Africa, 2010–2011

From: Development of a respiratory severity score for hospitalized adults in a high HIV-prevalence setting—South Africa, 2010–2011

Risk factor Adjusted Odds Ratio (95% Confidence Interval) p-value Beta (unexponentiated regression coefficient) Scorea
Age ≥ 45 2.3 (1.4–3.9) 0.001 0.85 1
Confusion 9.3 (3.8–22.4) <0.001 2.23 2
HIV-infected 4.2 (1.8–10.1) 0.001 1.44 1
Urea > 7 mmol/L 4.6 (2.7–7.8) <0.001 1.53 2
  1. aThe point value assigned for the score was determined by rounding the beta coefficient to the nearest integer