TABLE 4

Multivariate Prediction Model of Bacteremia

Patient CharacteristicUnadjusted OR (95% CI)aORa (95% CI)
Definite radiographic pneumonia5.2 (1.9–14.6)4.8 (2.1–10.9)
Complicated pneumoniab1.2 (0.5–3.2)0.7 (0.3–1.5)
WBC >203.6 (1.9–6.5)3.2 (2.0–5.2)
ICU admission1.7 (0.8–3.5)2.0 (0.8–5.0)
  • Limited to the 1849 patients with complete data available for all candidate predictors.

  • a Model included variables present on admission and significant in bivariate testing at the level of P < .10.

  • b Composite definition including moderate or large pleural effusion on initial chest radiograph and/or chest drainage procedure on initial or second hospital d.