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Table 4 Multivariate analysis of factors independently associated with mortality

From: Adjunctive steroid in HIV-negative patients with severe Pneumocystis pneumonia

Variable OR [95%CI] P value
Steroids before ICU stay 0.77 [0.17-3.49] 0.74
Steroids during ICU stay   
  No Steroid 5.64 [0.70-45.5]  
  Low Dose Steroid 1 0.02
  High Dose Steroids 9.33 [1.97-44.3]  
SAPS II per point 1.04 [1.01-1.08] 0.01
Underlying disease   
  Hematological disease 1  
  Other 4.06 [1.19-13.09] 0.03
Shock 20.31 [6.45-63.9] <0.001
  1. OR odds ratio, 95%CI 95% confidence interval, ICU intensive care unit, HDS high-dose steroid therapy, LDS low-dose steroid therapy NS no steroid therapy, SAPS II Simplified Acute Physiology Score, version II.