Table 2

Univariate and multivariate analysis of risk factors for colonoscopic perforation

Variable

Univariate analysis

Multivariate analysis

OR (95%CI)

P-value

OR (95%CI)

P-value


Age over 75

6.05 (2.19-16.7)

<0.001

6.24 (2.3-17.3)

<0.001

Procedure (T vs D)

2.85 (1.03-7.85)

0.035

2.98 (1.08-8.2)

0.036

Endoscopy (C vs FS)

1.77 (0.23-13.5)

1.00

Trainee

1.63 (0.58-4.59)

0.35

Sedation

1.61 (0.58-4.45)

0.35

Endoscopist (G vs S)

1.08 (0.39-2.99)

0.88

Male

1.07 (0.39-2.96)

0.89


Abbreviation: T = Therapeutic endoscopy, D = Diagnostic endoscopy, C = Colonoscopy, FS = Flexible sigmoidoscopy, G = Gastroentrologist, S = Surgeon

Lohsiriwat et al. BMC Gastroenterology 2009 9:71   doi:10.1186/1471-230X-9-71

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