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Table 3 Multivariate Analysis from Derivation Dataset and Neonatal Mortality Score upon Admission to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

From: Derivation and validation of a prognostic score for neonatal mortality in Ethiopia: a case-control study

Characteristicß coefficientOR95% CIpScorea
Admission Level of Consciousness
 Alert01ReferenceReference0
 Irritable0.922.511.16–5.430.026
 Lethargic1.775.873.82–9.02<  0.00111
 Comatose2.6113.74.72–39.7<  0.00116
Admission Respiratory Distress
 None01ReferenceReference0
 Mild0.541.721.01–2.930.0463
 Moderate1.705.494.00–7.55<  0.00111
 Severe2.239.305.89–14.7<  0.00114
Gestational Age, weeks
  ≥ 3701ReferenceReference0
 32–360.161.170.80–1.720.411
  < 321.635.122.63–9.97<  0.00110
Birthweight, grams
  ≥ 250001ReferenceReference0
 1500–24990.772.161.50–3.100.015
  < 15001.896.613.39–12.9<  0.00112
  1. OR = odds ratio, Intercept −1.95, a Score ranges from 0 to 52
  2. Final multivariate model and points associated with the Neonatal Mortality Score