Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 4 Blood glucose variability and outcome

From: Which variables are associated with blood glucose levels outside the target range in surgical critically ill patients? A retrospective observational study

80 ≤ BG < 150 (mg/dl) Total patients Nonsurvivors (%) OR (95% CI) P value
always 118 4 (3.4%) 1.0 0.009
plus BG < 80 26 2 (7.7%) 2.4 (0.4; 13.7)  
plus BG ≥ 150 450 45 (10.0%) 3.2 (1.1; 9.0)  
plus BG < 80 and BG ≥ 150 210 33 (15.7%) 5.3 (1.8; 15.4)  
  804 84 (10.5%)   
  1. BG = blood glucose; CI = confidence interval.
  2. To convert the values for glucose to millimoles per litre, multiply by 0.05551.