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Table 3 Socioeconomic characteristics and their associations with indicators of severe DNSI

From: Factors associated with severe deep neck space infections: targeting multiple fronts

Socioeconomic characteristic N (%) OR I&D Post-op ICU LOS > 3d
Yearly income (CDN)   0.56 0.32 0.29
< $20 000 12 (48) 8 (67) 7 (58) 7 (58)
> $20 000 13 (52) 8 (62) 5 (39) 10 (77)
Education level   0.26 0.03 0.37
Completed < high school 9 (36) 7 (78) 7 (78) 7 (78)
Completed high school 16 (64) 9 (56) 5 (31) 10 (63)
Home location   0.41 0.25 0.29
Rural 9 (36) 5 (56) 3 (33) 5 (56)
Urban 16 (64) 11 (69) 9 (56) 12 (75)
  1. Abbreviations: N, number; OR, operating room; I&D, incision and drainage; Post-op, post-operative; ICU, intensive care unit; LOS, length of hospital stay; d, days; CDN, Canadian.
  2. Legend: brackets, percentage; bold, statistical significance.
  3. Data given as: p-value.
  4. number (percent).
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