Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2019 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Association of Patients’ Characteristics with Acupuncture Treatment Outcomes in Treating Bell’s Palsy: Results from a Randomised Controlled Trial

Table 3

Backward logistic regression with the bootstrap method.

VariableBSE valueOdds ratio (95% CI)a

Age0.0210.0080.0091.022 (1.005–1.038)
BMI0.0860.0340.0121.090 (1.019–1.165)
Nerve lesion site0.6880.2350.0031.989 (1.256–3.150)
Duration of disease from onset to treatment
 Acute stage<0.001
 Resting stage−0.3720.2920.0820.690 (0.389–1.220)
 Recovery stage2.0790.286<0.0017.996 (4.570–13.991)
Initial HB grade1.0360.147<0.0012.817 (2.113–3.756)

BMI, body mass index. aRegression coefficient and corresponding odds ratio after bootstrapping (i.e., adjusted for overfitting).

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