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Volume 14, Number 10—October 2008

Research

Pyogenic Liver Abscess as Endemic Disease, Taiwan

Feng-Chiao Tsai, Yu-Tsung Huang, Luan-Yin Chang, and Jin-Town WangComments to Author 
Author affiliations: National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; National Taiwan University, College of Medicine, Taipei;

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Table 4

Binary logistic regression analysis showing factors associated with death from pyogenic liver abscess, Taiwan, 1996–2004*

Factor Univariate analysis
Multivariate analysis
Odds ratio p value† 95% CI Odds ratio p value† 95% CI
Age, y 1.018 <0.001 1.015–1.020 1.017 <0.001 1.015–1.020
Sex (M) 0.937 0.085 0.869–1.009 0.930 0.067 0.861–1.005
Diabetes mellitus 0.813 <0.001 0.750–0.880 0.850 <0.001 0.782–0.925
Abscess drainage 0.541 <0.001 0.497–0.590 0.571 <0.001 0.523–0.624
Biliary procedure 0.635 <0.001 0.564–0.715 0.728 <0.001 0.640–0.828
Peptic ulcer 0.778 <0.001 0.676–0.895 0.751 <0.001 0.651–0.867
Urinary tract infection 0.851 0.063 0.718–1.009 0.735 0.001 0.617–0.875
Cirrhosis 1.027 0.663 0.912–1.156
Renal disease 2.599 <0.001 2.322–2.909 2.452 <0.001 2.181–2.756
Hypertension 0.480 <0.001 0.414–0.557 0.435 <0.001 0.374–0.506
Cerebrovascular accident 1.405 0.001 1.153–1.713 1.219 0.058 0.993–1.497
Cholelithiasis 0.599 <0.001 0.530–0.676 0.693 <0.001 0.608–0.790
Hepatobiliary malignancy 1.745 <0.001 1.564–1.947 1.850 <0.001 1.646–2.080
Other malignancy 2.151 <0.001 1.883–2.456 2.136 <0.001 1.859–2.454
Pneumonia 1.770 <0.001 1.563–2.003 1.516 <0.001 1.333–1.723
Acute viral hepatitis 0.481 <0.001 0.361–0.642 0.431 <0.001 0.321–0.578
Heart disease 1.384 <0.001 1.212–1.581 1.254 0.001 1.092–1.440

*CI, confidence interval.
†p<0.05 is considered statistically significant.

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