Table 4: Multivariable-adjusted odds ratios for total mortality.

ParameterOdds ratio (95% CI) -value

Age (years)1.024 (1.004–1.044)0.02
Pulse rate (beats/minute)1.02 (1.009–1.033)0.001
DOA (days)0.957 (0.931–0.984)0.002

CI: confidence interval, DOA: duration on admission after hospitalization. The variables not entering the logistic regression model were duration of SH, sex, weight, body mass index, SBP, DBP, aware versus unaware of SH, alcohol drinking, and smoking.