TABLE 3

Multivariable Analysis of Predictors of LOS for the Entire Cohort

β (95% CI)P
Overweight or obese status as compared with normal wt.03 (0.01 to 0.06).01
Age.01 (0.001 to 0.01)<.01
Admit from ED to PICU as compared with those who did not get admitted to PICU.06 (0.02 to 0.11).01
Received supplemental oxygen as compared with those who did not receive oxygen.17 (0.14 to 0.19)<.001
Received supplemental ventilatory support as compared with those who did not receive supplemental support.18 (0.12 to 0.24)<.001
On inhaled steroid therapy before admission as compared with those not previously on inhaled steroid therapy.03 (−0.01 to 0.05).10
On montelukast therapy before admission as compared with those not previously on montelukast−.004 (−0.04 to 0.03).81
Mild persistent as compared with intermittent asthma−.02 (−0.05 to 0.02).32
Moderate persistent as compared with intermittent asthma−.01 (−0.04 to 0.04).94
Severe persistent as compared with intermittent asthma.03 (−0.02 to 0.09).20
  • CI, confidence interval.