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Table 5 Statistically significant signs and symptoms of fever between Fever Now and Fever Not Now subsets

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

Signs and Symptoms χ 2 p
2. Chills or Shivering
 Category 7.42 0.024
 Fever Now vs. Fever Not Now 7.42 0.006
4. Warm
 Category 12.98 0.0015
 Fever Now vs. Fever Not Now 8.89 0.003
10. General Body Aches
 Category 19.66 <0.0001
 Fever Now vs. Fever Not Now 5.88 0.015
13. Sleepy
 Category 10.96 0.004
 Fever Now vs. Fever Not Now 4.27 0.039
17. Difficulty Breathing
 Category 15.49 0.0004
 Fever Now vs. Fever Not Now 4.10 0.043
  1. Five statistically significant signs and symptoms across Fever Now and Fever Not Now. The category is overall comparison among all three groups. It is included (Wald statistics χ 2 and p values) because this value must be significant before examining the contrasts Fever Now and Fever Not Now in the GEE contrast analyses