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Table 5 Factors influencing the duration of hospitalization (equal or below 5 days)

From: The Acute Chest Syndrome in Cameroonian children living with sickle cell disease

Variable Odds ratio 95 % Confidence interval p value
Age    
 0 – 5 years 0.375 0.061 – 2.305 0.268
  > 5 years 1   
Sex    
 Male 1   
 Female 3.3 0.413 – 26.366 0.262
Regularly followed-up    
 No 1.042 0.169 – 6.402 0.664
 Yes 1   
Immunization status    
 Not good for age 0.300 0.045 – 1.993 0.213
 Good for age 1   
Duration of symptoms    
  ≤ 48 h 5.5 0.710 – 42.600 0.115
  > 48 h 1   
Transfusion    
 No 2.0 0.291 – 13.738 0.410
 Yes 1   
Oxygen therapy    
 No 6 0.565 – 63.676 0.113
 Yes 1   
Antibiotic used    
 Ceftriaxone 1   
 Ampicillin 1.944 0.322 – 11.756 0.392