Table 5

Factors associated with death in patients with cirrhosis
Variable Dead (n=190) Alive (n=359) HR (95% CI) (bivariate analysis without adjusting for any variable) HR (95% CI) (multivariate analysis adjusting for all variables)
Age (considered as a continuous variable) 1.02 (1.01-1.04)* 1.03 (1.01-1.04)*
BMI (considered as a continuous variable) 0.98 (0.94-1.03) 0.99 (0.96-1.04)
Male sex (%) 145 (76.3) 289 (80.5) 0.81 (0.58-1.13) 0.77 (0.48-1.25)
Child class A** 26 (13.7) 135 (37.6) - -
Child class B 107 (56.3) 177 (49.3) 2.83 (1.84-4.35)* 3.17 (1.85-5.46)*
Child class 3 57 (30.0) 47 (13.1) 6.21 (3.89-9.83)* 7.07 (3.94-12.68)*
Alcoholic cirrhosis (%) 96 (50.5) 210 (58.5) 0.86 (0.65-1.14) 0.79 (0.52-1.20)
Diabetes mellitus (%) 94 (49.5) 159 (44.3) 1.20 (0.90-1.60) 1.11 (0.78-1.56)

* Significant.

** Reference category.

HR-Hazards ratio.

95% CI-95% confidence interval.

Senanayake et al.

Senanayake et al. BMC Research Notes 2012 5:663   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-5-663

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