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Table 4 Multivariate Logistic Regression to Evaluate Factors Associated with a “Short LOS” (≤3 days) Among Pediatric Cancer Fever and Neutropenia Discharges

From: Correction to: Hospital discharges for fever and neutropenia in pediatric cancer patients: United States, 2009

Factors Adjusted Odds Ratio (OR) 95% CI p-value
Gender
 Female 1.00 0.88–1.12 0.943
Age
 15–19 years Ref  
 10–14 years 0.98 0.78–1.23 0.873
 5–9 years 1.23 0.98–1.54 0.071
 0–4 years 1.15 0.95–1.40 0.148
Primary Payer
 Public Ref  
 Private 1.14 0.99–1.31 0.065
 Self-pay 1.18 0.71–1.95 0.533
 Other 1.30 0.93–1.82 0.125
Median Household Income per Zip Code
 1st quartile Ref  
 2nd quartile 1.09 0.89–1.33 0.390
 3rd quartile 1.09 0.91–1.31 0.334
 4th quartile 1.11 0.9–1.37 0.316
Hospital Location-Teaching Status
 Urban, teaching Ref  
 Urban, non-teaching 0.76 0.55–1.06 0.110
 Rural 1.23 0.80–1.91 0.346
Hospital Region
 Northeast Ref  
 Midwest 1.66 1.23–2.24 0.001
 South 1.25 0.99–1.57 0.062
 West 1.54 1.11–2.15 0.01
Type of Infection
 Upper Respiratory Infection 1.12 0.90–1.40 0.294
 Acute Otitis Media 1.39 1.03–1.87 0.031
 Bloodstream Infection 0.17 0.14–0.22 <0.001
 Viral Infection 1.63 1.18–2.25 0.003
 Urinary Tract Infection 0.50 0.32–0.76 0.001
 Pneumonia 0.28 0.13–0.60 0.001
Type of Cancer
 ALL 0.94 0.77–1.13 0.492
 Bone Cancer 1.24 0.98–1.58 0.075
 Central Nervous System Tumor 1.06 0.81–1.39 0.651
 AML 0.35 0.25–0.49 <0.001
 Soft Tissue Sarcoma 1.46 1.05–2.04 0.024
 Neuroblastoma 0.65 0.46–0.93 0.019
 Hodgkin Lymphoma 2.32 1.61–3.35 <0.001
 Wilms Tumor 1.26 0.84–1.89 0.260
 Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma 0.73 0.52–1.01 0.061
 Ovarian or Testicular Tumor 1.76 1.05–2.95 0.031