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Table 5 Differences between subgroups of patients with different albumin levels 24 h after cardiac surgery

From: The influence of postoperative albumin levels on the outcome of cardiac surgery

 Odds ratio (95% CI)P value
Normal Levels (≥35 g·L−1) vs Low deficit (30–34.9 g·L−1)
 In-hospital mortality1.018 (1.002–1.034)0.02
Normal Levels (≥35 g·L− 1) vs Mild deficit (25–29.9 g·L− 1)
 Haemorrhage-related reexploration2.549 (1.132–5.738)0.02
 Septicaemia1.293 (1.145–1.459)0.001
 Mean ICU stay (hours)1.778 (1.469–2.087)0.04
 In-hospital mortality2.133 (1.019–3.259)0.03
Normal Levels (≥35 g·L−1) vs Severe deficit (< 25 g·L− 1)
 Haemorrhage-related reexploration2.849 (2.132–3.138)0.01
 Septicaemia2.025 (1.805–2.103)< 0.001
 Mean ICU stay (hours)2.045 (1.690–2.235)< 0.001
 In-hospital mortality3.206 (2.693–5.458)< 0.001
Low deficit (30–34.9 g·L− 1) vs Mild deficit (25–29.9 g·L− 1)
 Haemorrhage-related reexploration1.240 (1.122–1.350)0.04
Low deficit (30–34.9 g·L− 1) vs Severe deficit (< 25 g·L− 1)
 Haemorrhage-related reexploration1.259 (0.094–0.715)0.009
 Septicaemia1.035 (1.015–1.303)< 0.001
 Mean ICU stay (hours)2.580 (2.080–3.043)0.011
 In-hospital mortality1.257 (1.103–1.624)0.003
Mild deficit (25–29.9 g·L− 1) vs Severe deficit (< 25 g·L− 1)
 Septicaemia1.035 (1.015–1.303)< 0.001
 In-hospital mortality1.244 (1.130–1.456)< 0.001