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Table 4 Results of multivariate analyses

From: Pretreatment with statins improves early outcome in patients with first-ever ischaemic stroke: a pleiotropic effect of statins or a beneficial effect of hypercholesterolemia?

Variable β SE (β) Odds ratio (95% CI) Pvalue
In-hospital mortality*     
   Atrial fibrillation 0.804 0.143 2.23 (1.69-2.96) 0.000
   Congestive heart failure 0.728 0.235 2.07 (1.31-2.28) 0.002
   Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 0.539 0.216 1.71 (1.12-2.62) 0.013
   Age 0.047 0.008 1.05 (1.03-1.06) 0.000
   Statin use before stroke -0.568 0.234 0.57 (0.36-0.89) 0.002
Favourable outcome (mRS grades 0-2)     
   Statin use before stroke 0.274 0.139 1.32 (1.01-1.73) 0.049
   Congestive heart failure -0.926 0.353 0.40 (0.20-0.79) 0.009
  1. * β = -6.029, SE (β) = 0.649, goodness of fit χ2 = 8.929, d.f. = 8, P = 0.348.
  2. β = -1.511, SE (β) = 0.065, goodness of fit χ2 = 0.041, d.f. = 1, P = 0.839.