Journal of Aging Research / 2014 / Article / Tab 5

Research Article

Factors Affecting Mortality in Elderly Patients Hospitalized for Nonmalignant Reasons

Table 5

Risk factor analysis for mortality.

OR95.0% CI
Lower boundUpper bound

Poor general status as the reason for hospitalization< 7.9644.43514.299
Presence of malignancy as comorbidity< 4.3812.1798.810
Presence of cirrhosis as comorbidity 9.6282.65334.938
Low hemoglobin0.0781.8250.9343.564
Uremia 0.0602.6580.9597.366
Hypoalbuminemia 3.8181.6998.583
High ALT0.0662.1280.9524.756
Sodium (normal)0.0011
 Hyponatremia0.2350.6770.3551.290
 Hypernatremia 3.5001.5967.675
Potassium (normal)0.0381
 Hypopotassemia 2.5821.1785.658
 Hyperpotassemia0.1441.6310.8463.146
Uric acid (normal)0.0401
 Hypouricemia0.4211.9880.37410.573
 Hyperuricemia 2.3661.2164.605
Hypertriglyceridemia 1.9351.1083.381
TSH (normal)0.0051
 Low TSH 0.4851.2490.6702.328
 High TSH 6.1662.04818.568

OR: odds ratio; CI: confidence interval; ALT: alanine aminotransferase; TSH: thyroid stimulating hormone.
< 0.05 is statistically significant.