Skip to main content

Table 4 Odds ratio of observing eight statistically significant signs and symptoms of fever by subset

From: A systematic approach for studying the signs and symptoms of fever in adult patients: the fever assessment tool (FAST)

Signs and symptoms β (SE) Odds ratio (95% Confidence Interval) p value
4. Warm
 Fever Now 1.57 (0.52) 4.81 (1.73-13.33) 0.0025
 Fever Not Now 0.24 (0.53) 1.27 (0.450-3.63) 0.6491
5. Sweating
 Fever Now 1.88 (0.56) 6.55 (2.20-19.69) 0.0007
 Fever Not Now 1.28 (0.55) 3.60 (1.22-10.49) 0.0198
9. Thirsty
 Fever Now 1.14 (0.48) 3.13 (1.22-8.00) 0.0166
 Fever Not Now 0.51 (0.40) 1.67 (0.76-3.63) 0.1990
10. General body aches
 Fever Now 2.32 (0.53) 10.18 (3.53-29.37) <.0001
 Fever Not Now 1.62 (0.38) 5.05 (2.41-10.70) <.0001
11. Weak/lacking energy
 Fever Now 1.71 (0.60) 5.53 (1.70 -18.17) 0.0045
 Fever Not Now 1.04 (0.46) 2.83 (1.15-7.03) 0.0238
12. Tired/run down
 Fever Now 1.48 (0.45) 4.39 (1.80-10.59) 0.0010
 Fever Not Now 1.05 (0.39) 2.86 (1.34-6.11) 0.0067
13. Sleepy
 Fever Now 1.50 (0.45) 4.48 (1.84-11.02) 0.0009
 Fever Not Now 0.75 (0.36) 2.12 (1.05-4.26) 0.0346
17. Difficulty Breathing
 Fever Now 2.95 (0.76) 19.11 (4.26-46.99) 0.0001
 Fever Not Now 2.01 (0.76) 7.46 (1.70-32.79) 0.0079
  1. Odds ratio and GEE (β) estimate with accompanying standard error (SE) for eight statistically significant symptoms of fever reported for either Fever Now and/or Fever Not Now subsets, where the Fever Never subset represents the default comparison group (values set at zero). The Fever Never subset included all time points in patients who never experienced fever. The Fever Now are those time points when a fever was recorded. Patients who had at least one time point of fever, but did not possess fever at the time point were categorized as the Fever Not Now subset