TABLE 4

Multivariable Analysis of Predictors of LOS Among Normal-Weight and Overweight or Obese Children

Predictor variablesNormal WtOverweight or Obese
β (95% CI)Pβ (95% CI)P
Age.01 (0.001 to 0.01).01.004 (−0.0003 to 0.009).07
Admit from ED to PICU as compared with those who did not get admitted to PICU.05 (−0.02 to 0.12).17.08 (0.02 to 0.14).01
Received supplemental oxygen as compared with those who did not receive supplemental oxygen.18 (0.12 to 0.22)<.001.16 (0.12 to 0.20)<.001
Received supplemental ventilatory support as compared with those who did not receive supplemental support.18 (0.08 to 0.28)<.001.19 (0.10 to 0.27)<.001
On inhaled steroid therapy before admission as compared with those not previously on inhaled steroid therapy.01 (−0.03 to 0.05).59.05 (−0.003 to 0.09).052
On montelukast therapy before admission as compared with those who were not previously on montelukast.01 (−0.04 to 0.05).80−.02 (−0.07 to 0.03.45
Mild-persistent asthma persistent as compared with intermittent asthma−.01 (−0.06 to 0.03).55−.02 (−0.07 to 0.03).43
Moderate-persistent asthma persistent as compared with intermittent asthma−.01 (−0.06 to 0.04).71.01 (−0.05 to 0.07).67
Severe-persistent asthma persistent as compared with intermittent asthma.04 (−0.04 to 0.13).29.04 (−0.04 to 0.13).32
  • CI, confidence interval.