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Table 2 Results for Average Daily Gut Symptoms: Crude and Adjusted Odds Ratios from Multivariate Logistic Regression

From: Effect of osteopathic manipulative treatment on gastrointestinal function and length of stay of preterm infants: an exploratory study

  Average Daily Gut Symptoms* Univariate O.R. Adjusted O.R
  ≤ 0.44 > 0.44 O.R. (95%CI) p > |χ2 O.R. (95%CI) p > |χ2
N 262 (74.9) 88 (25.1)     
Gender       
   Females [R.C] 129 (75.9) 41 (24.1) 1 - 1 -
   Males 133 (73.9) 47 (26.1) 1.11 (0.68-1.80) 0.759 1.08 (0.65-1.79) 0.777
Gestational Age       
   ≤ 32 57 (69.5) 25 (30.5) 1.20 (0.65-2.21) 0.670 1.02 (0.43-2.40) 0.965
   > 32, ≤ 35 112 (79.4) 29 (20.6) 0.71 (0.40-1.25) 0.293 0.72 (0.39-1.32) 0.292
   > 35 [R.C] 93 (73.2) 34 (26.8) 1 - 1 -
Birth Weight (grams)       
   ≤ 1700 39 (67.2) 19 (32.8) 1.54 (0.80-2.96) 0.265 1.39 (0.55-3.46) 0.481
   > 1700, ≤ 2200 100 (76.9) 30 (23.1) 0.95 (0.55-1.63) 0.952 1.03 (0.55-1.93) 0.927
   > 2200 [R.C] 123 (75.9) 39 (24.1) 1 - 1 -
Oral feeding at admission       
   No 192 (74.4) 66 (25.6) 1.09 (0.63-1.90) 0.860 1.18 (0.67-2.13) 0.583
   Yes [R.C] 70 (76.1) 22 (23.9) 1 - 1 -
OMT       
   No [R.C] 128 (68.1) 60 (31.9) 1 - 1 -
   Yes 134 (82.7) 28 (17.3) 0.45 (0.27-0.74) 0.002 0.45 (0.26-0.74) 0.002
  1. R.C. = Reference Category
  2. * No. of episodes of Vomit, Regurgitation, Gastric residual and Enema