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Table 2 The effect of neonates’ characteristics on different types of prescription errors, a multivariable regression model

From: Identifying medication errors in neonatal intensive care units: a two-center study

  OR 95%CIa P-value
Wrong dose
 Birth weight (kg) (< 2.5 to ≥2.5) 0.51 (0.5–4.43) 0.54
 Gestational age (weeks) (< 37 to ≥37) 21.62 (2.52–184.91) 0.005**
 Hospital length of stay (days) (< 7 to ≥7) 2.18 (0.94–5.07) 0.06
 Sex (Female to male) 1.55 (0.67–3.57) 0.3
Wrong route of administration
 Birth weight (kg) (< 2.5 to ≥2.5) 1.48 (0.26–8.32) 0.65
 Gestational age (weeks) (< 37 to ≥37) 0.92 (0.16–5.39) 0.93
 Hospital length of stay (days) (< 7 to ≥7) 2.81 (1.23–6.39) 0.014**
 Sex (Female to male) 1.11 (0.49–2.49) 0.79
Wrong dosing interval
 Birth weight (kg) (< 2.5 to ≥2.5) 3.7 (0.87–15.63) 0.07
 Gestational age (weeks) (< 37 to ≥37) 2.23 (0.52–9.33) 0.27
 Hospital length of stay (days) (< 7 to ≥7) 2.94 (1.34–6.43) 0.007**
 Sex (Female to male) 1.41 (0.63–3.13) 0.39
  1. ** P-value < 005 indicates statistically significant difference
  2. a 95% CI: 95% Confidence interval