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Table 5 Risk factors for hospital revisits

From: Hospital revisits after paediatric tonsillectomy: a cohort study

Risk factor Emergency department presentations Hospital readmissions
aOR 95% CI P value aOR 95% CI P value
Age       
0–4 Reference Reference
5–9 0.89 0.82–0.97 0.01* 0.95 0.85–1.06 0.35
10–14 1.05 0.95–1.17 0.34 1.29 1.12–1.48  < 0.001*
15–19 2.30 2.09–2.54  < 0.001* 3.20 2.84–3.61  < 0.001*
Sex       
Male Reference Reference
Female 0.96 0.90–1.03 0.26 0.99 0.91–1.08 0.78
Area of remoteness       
Major city Reference Reference
Inner regional 1.01 0.91–1.11 0.91 0.85 0.75–0.98 0.02*
Outer regional 0.72 0.61–0.86  < 0.001* 0.53 0.42–0.68  < 0.001*
Remote or very remote 0.79 0.10–5.99 0.82 1.18 0.15–9.04 0.87
Socioeconomic status       
1 (lowest SES) Reference Reference
2 1.06 0.95–1.17 0.29 1.17 1.01–1.34 0.03*
3 0.94 0.85–1.05 0.27 0.97 0.84–1.12 0.66
4 0.98 0.88–1.09 0.73 1.11 0.97–1.27 0.13
5 (highest SES) 0.84 0.75–0.95 0.00 1.08 0.93–1.25 0.29
Hospital sector       
Private Reference Reference
Public 2.04 1.89–2.20  < 0.001* 1.46 1.33–1.60  < 0.001*
Hospital region       
Regional Reference Reference
Metropolitan 1.25 1.13–1.38  < 0.001* 1.31 1.15–1.49  < 0.001*
Surgical indication       
Infection Reference Reference
Obstruction 1.02 0.93–1.11 0.73 0.94 0.84–1.05 0.25
Both 0.94 0.87–1.03 0.20 0.90 0.80–1.00 0.05
Neither 0.73 0.54–0.98 0.04* 0.72 0.50–1.03 0.07
Index surgery complication 1.17 1.01–1.34 0.03* 1.36 1.14–1.61  < 0.001*
  1. *Significant groups, based on a p value cut-off of 0.05