Table 3

Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses for predictors of CPPE

VariableUnivariate analysisMultivariate analysis
OR95% CIP value*AOR95% CIP value
Sonographic septation4.682.45 to 8.91<0.0013.381.64 to 6.980.001
COPD0.290.11 to 0.750.0110.480.16 to 1.470.199
Sex (male)0.870.43 to 1.750.697
Age (≤60)2.831.51 to 5.320.0012.631.24 to 5.580.012
Serum laboratory results
Leukocytes (>15 ×109/L)1.400.75 to 2.610.298
CRP (≤10 mg/dL)0.590.30 to 1.180.138
LDH (IU/dL)1.0010.998 to 1.0040.389
Glucose (mg/dL)0.9960.990 to 1.0020.168
Total protein (g/dL)1.511.03 to 2.210.0361.340.89 to 2.040.164
Albumin (≤3 g/dL)0.920.49 to 1.720.782
  • *P value is presented by univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses.

  • AOR, adjusted OR; COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; CPPE, complicated parapneumonic effusion; CRP, C reactive protein; LDH, lactate dehydrogenase.