Table 6: Multivariable multinomial and ordered logistic regression.

VariablesMultinomial Ordered logistic
Normal versus moderate Normal versus severeNormal versus moderateNormal versus severe
RRR95% CIRRR95% CIOR95% CIOR95% CI

Age category
 2–11 monthsRef
 12–60 months4.5190.622–32.850.4350.108–1.7560.7460.223–2.4900.7460.223–2.490
 >61 months0.3100.00790–12.130.114*0.00983–1.3260.2990.0437–2.0460.2990.0437–2.046
Gender
 Male Ref
 Female3.3630.682–16.591.6620.437–6.3181.7730.564–5.5711.7730.564–5.571
Fever
 NoRef
 Yes0.206*0.0351–1.2092.9070.629–13.441.3590.348–5.31114.22***2.304–87.77
CSF culture
 No growthRef
 Growth225.8*** 5.987–8.51851.35***3.189–826.612.45***2.720–56.9912.45***2.720–56.99
Seizure
 NoRef
 Yes2.7520.244–31.0313.85**1.353–141.724.02**2.107–274.024.02**2.107–274.0
Agitation
 NoRef
 Yes8.165**1.257–53.020.7010.188–2.6120.6390.215–1.8970.6390.215–1.897
Coma score
 >8Ref
 <88.108***1.856–35.418.108***1.856–35.41
Cranial nerve palsy
 NoRef
 Yes22.21***2.652–186.122.21***2.652–186.1

In parentheses, *** , ** , and * . RRR: relative risk ratio; OR: odds ratio. The values are based on Wald tests. Estimates obtained by maximum likelihood.