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Table 2 Patient characteristics and admission: univariable analysis (n = 178)

From: A retrospective analysis of risk factors of oromaxillofacial infection in patients presenting to a hospital emergency ward

VariableCategoriesNumber of patientsOdds ratio95% confidence intervalp value
GenderMale1071.3190.924–1.8830.127
Female71   
Age group< 651250.5130.341–0.7700.001
≥ 6553   
DiabetesPresent321.8261.117–2.9870.015
Absent146   
Concurrent illnessPresent751.6431.143–2.3610.007
Absent103   
EtiologyOdontogenic1560.4110.223–0.7580.004
Non-odontogenic22   
Site of infectionMaxilla25   
Mandible1533.2952.064–5.262< 0.001
CRP (mg/dl)≤ 10830.1000.065–0.153< 0.001
> 1095   
Involved spacesSingle1170.0420.020–0.087< 0.001
Multiple61   
  1. Significant p values in italics