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Table 5 Univariable and multivariable logistic regression analysis of factors associated with in-hospital clinically-confirmed diagnosis of postpartum endometritis in postpartum infection study participants

From: Incidence of postpartum infection, outcomes and associated risk factors at Mbarara regional referral hospital in Uganda

  Univariable Multivariable
Characteristic OR (95% CI) P-value* OR (95% CI) P-value*
Cesarean delivery 5.4 (2.9–10.1) < 0.001 2.7 (1.2–6.2) 0.02
Number of days admitted to hospital 1.3 (1.2–1.4) < 0.001 1.2 (1.1–1.3) < 0.001
Multiparous 0.3 (0.2–0.6) < 0.001 0.5 (0.2–1.0) 0.05
Formally employed 0.6 (0.4–1.0) 0.06 0.6 (0.3–1.1) 0.11
Number of vaginal exams in labor 1.0 (0.8–1.1) 0.76 0.9 (0.7–1.1) 0.20
HIV-infected 1.4 (0.7–2.6) 0.37 1.8 (0.0–4.1) 0.18
Age 0.9 (0.9–1.0) < 0.001 0.9 (0.9–1.0) 0.16
Number of hours in labor 1.0 (1.0–1.0) 0.23 1.0 (1.0–1.0) 0.09
Referred from an outside facility 2.5 (1.4–4.4) 0.001 1.3 (0.6–2.7) 0.55
Diagnosis of obstructed labor 2.3 (1.2–4.5) 0.02 1.3 (0.5–3.1) 0.56
Admission to the floor at any time 0.5 (0.3–0.9) 0.009 0.8 (0.4–1.6) 0.57
  1. CI confidence interval, OR odds ratio, STI sexually transmitted infection, HIV human immunodeficiency virus
  2. *Tests of association between cohort characteristics and the presence or absence of postpartum endometritis were performed using univariable or multivariable logistic regression analysis