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Table 2 Clinical profile and outcome of the cases and controls in the case-control study–univariate analysis

From: Suspected paracetamol overdose in Monrovia, Liberia: a matched case–control study

  Cases (N = 30) Hospital Controls (N = 53)  
N(%) N(%) Odds Ratio (95% CI)
Symptoms and Biochemistry
Absence of Fever 15(50) 30(57) 0.8(0.4–1.7)
Hepatomegaly 27(90) 5(9)  
Respiratory Distress 30 (100) 36(68)  
Respiratory Distress with Hypoxemia 0)0) 11(21)  
Tachycardia 15(50) 77(76) 0.3(0.1–0.8)
Altered Consciousness 18(60) 12(23) 4.4(1.5–12.5)
Convulsions 14(47) 18(18) 3.7(1.5–9.2)
Diarrhoea 2(7) 11(20.8) 0.3(0.0–1.5)
Severe Acute Malnutrition 10(33) 17(32) 1.0(0.4–2.9)
Hypoglycaemia 24(80) 8(15)  
Malaria 2(7) 8(16)  
Outcome of Hospitalisation
Discharged 18(60) 48(91)  
Transferred or discharged against medical advice 3(10) 0  
Deceased 9(30) 5(9) 12.9(2.8–58.9)