TABLE 4.

Multivariate analysis of independent risk factors for hospital mortalitya

VariableAdjusted odds ratio95% Confidence intervalP value
APACHE II score (one-point increments)1.241.18-1.31<0.001
Prior antibiotic treatment4.052.14-7.650.028
Delay in antifungal treatment2.091.53-2.840.018
  • a Other covariates not present in the table had a P value greater than 0.05, including corticosteroid or vasopressor administration, neutropenia, organ transplant, serum creatinine level, and white blood cell count at the time of positive culture; surgery; parenteral nutrition; and the number of intensive care unit days before a fungus-positive blood sample for culture was drawn.