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Table 2 Multivariate factors associated with hospitalization in internal medicine/geriatric departments and clinical outcome

From: Characteristics and outcome of elderly patients admitted for acute Cholecystitis to medical or surgical wards

Risk factorsOdds ratio (OR) (95% CI)P
Risk factor for admission to medical wards
 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease9.8 (1.6–59)< 0.05
 Norton scale score0.7 (0.7–0.8)< 0.05
Risk factors for mortality
 Norton scale score0.5 (0.3–1)0.07
Hospitalization duration > 1 week
 Impaired mental condition3.7 (1.7–7.9)< 0.05
Cholecystostomy
 Hospitalization in surgical ward14.7 (3.9–56.7)< 0.05
 Chronic renal failure3.9 (1.23–13.5)< 0.05
 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease16.5 (2.4–116) 
 Institutional residency6.3 (1.6–24.9)< 0.05
 Serum sodium0.9 (0.8–1)< 0.05
 White blood count1.1 (1.0–1.2)< 0.05