Table 1

ORs from logistic regression analyses on death within 48 h of contact at (first) episode in the period 1999–2003; analyses are done univariately for each covariate separately, and multivariately for the tabulated covariates jointly

Death within 48 h
Logistic regression, n=929
UnivariateMultivariate
OR (95% CI)p ValueOR (95% CI)p Value
Sex
 Female1 1
 Male1.22 (0.68 to 2.21)0.49951.27 (0.69 to 2.35)0.4473
Age
 <301 1
 30–391.65 (0.84 to 3.27)0.14771.65 (0.82 to 3.31)0.1617
 40–491.46 (0.67 to 3.16)0.33701.61 (0.73 to 3.55)0.2421
 ≥503.30 (1.44 to 7.55)0.00483.76 (1.57 to 9.02)0.0024
Repeat*
 No1 1
 Yes1.22 (0.68 to 2.17)0.50691.38 (0.74 to 2.57)0.3057
Time
 Out-of-hours1 1
 Office hours1.15 (0.71 to 1.85)0.57401.09 (0.66 to 1.79)0.7406
Weekday
 Monday1 1
 Tuesday1.56 (0.44 to 5.46)0.49061.87 (0.52 to 6.70)0.3390
 Wednesday1.19 (0.33 to 4.33)0.79081.35 (0.36 to 5.01)0.6589
 Thursday2.53 (0.81 to 7.90)0.11063.12 (0.97 to 10.01)0.0563
 Friday2.82 (0.92 to 8.60)0.06933.16 (1.01 to 9.87)0.0479
 Saturday3.44 (1.11 to 10.60)0.03164.22 (1.33 to 13.41)0.0145
 Sunday3.21 (0.97 to 10.60)0.05583.54 (1.04 to 12.06)0.0428
Month
 January1 1
 February0.91 (0.31 to 2.68)0.86131.04 (0.34 to 3.22)0.9395
 March0.91 (0.33 to 2.51)0.85561.13 (0.39 to 3.25)0.8193
 April0.52 (0.17 to 1.57)0.24340.66 (0.21 to 2.08)0.4734
 May0.46 (0.15 to 1.39)0.16850.51 (0.16 to 1.61)0.2493
 June0.33 (0.09 to 1.15)0.08270.38 (0.11 to 1.36)0.1379
 July0.41 (0.14 to 1.25)0.11740.59 (0.18 to 1.88)0.3704
 August0.40 (0.13 to 1.30)0.12860.49 (0.15 to 1.65)0.2526
 September1.02 (0.39 to 2.71)0.96521.24 (0.44 to 3.47)0.6831
 October0.48 (0.14 to 1.69)0.25540.55 (0.15 to 2.02)0.3703
 November0.54 (0.15 to 1.90)0.33640.62 (0.17 to 2.28)0.4702
 December0.47 (0.13 to 1.64)0.23330.60 (0.16 to 2.19)0.4353
Year
 19991 1
 20001.62 (0.80 to 3.32)0.18261.87 (0.89 to 3.94)0.1010
 20011.86 (0.90 to 3.82)0.09291.94 (0.89 to 4.20)0.0944
 20021.10 (0.49 to 2.48)0.81671.19 (0.50 to 2.79)0.6938
 20030.66 (0.24 to 1.77)0.40550.68 (0.24 to 1.88)0.4559
  • * As recorded in the data from 1994 to 1998.