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Table 7 Statistically significant factors according to multiple logistic regression analysis associated with a higher risk to acquire infection.

From: Are there independent predisposing factors for postoperative infections following open heart surgery?

Risk Factor Odds ratio Confidence Interval
p Value
Diabetes mellitus 5.92 1.56-22.42 0.009
Duration of mechanical ventilation (days) 1.30 1.005-1.69 0.046
Complications in the CVICU 18.66 3.36-103.61 0.001
Re-admission to the CVICU 8.59 2.02-36.45 0.004
  1. CVICU: cardio-vascular intensive care unit