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Table 2 Pooled fit of the regression model based on 5 imputations*.

From: A decision aid to rule out pneumonia and reduce unnecessary prescriptions of antibiotics in primary care patients with cough and fever

Variable OR Lower 95% CI Upper 95% CI P
Intercept 0.000 0.000 45.159 0.142
Age 0.969 0.948 0.991 0.008
New onset/worsened cough's duration 1.030 0.996 1.065 0.084
Chronic cough 3.088 0.854 11.162 0.085
Daily fever 1.636 0.843 3.175 0.145
Maximum temperature (°C) 1.215 0.873 1.691 0.248
Dyspnea 1.270 0.535 3.017 0.586
Dyspnea at effort only 1.318 0.503 3.451 0.572
Wheezing 0.483 0.209 1.116 0.088
Pain on inspiration 0.767 0.385 1.529 0.448
Rigors 1.110 0.567 2.173 0.756
Muco-purulent sputum 0.626 0.344 1.138 0.124
Bloody sputum 3.071 1.150 8.203 0.025
Cold/influenza signs 0.644 0.326 1.271 0.200
Smoking 0.979 0.945 1.014 0.241
History of pneumonia 0.171 0.015 1.923 0.145
Current temperature (°C) 1.025 0.746 1.409 0.876
Signs of upper respiratory infection 0.622 0.304 1.272 0.188
Respiratory rate (#/minute) 1.041 0.988 1.097 0.128
Prolonged expiration 1.066 0.390 2.914 0.901
Percussion dullness (a) 2.214 0.761 6.440 0.144
Auscultation friction rub (b) 10.343 1.843 58.052 0.014
Auscultation: diminished inspiratory sound (c) 1.869 0.831 4.205 0.130
Auscultation: bronchial breath sound (d) 1.118 0.517 2.416 0.774
Auscultation: rales and/or wheezing (e) 0.886 0.403 1.950 0.763
Abnormalities in a to e, if 2+ in single locus 3.633 1.414 9.334 0.009
Abnormalities in a to e, if 2+ in different loci 4.472 0.337 59.294 0.223
CRP 1.017 1.012 1.022 0.000
  1. Original dataset included 621 patients with data on pneumonia.
  2. *Original dataset included 621 patients with data on pneumonia.