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Table 7 Multivariable logistic regression model of associations between clinical signs, physical examination findings and laboratory data and the presence of peritonitis in bitches with pyometra (n = 158)

From: Outcome of pyometra in female dogs and predictors of peritonitis and prolonged postoperative hospitalization in surgically treated cases

Variablea   Estimated coefficient Odds Ratio (95% confidence interval) p-value
Polydipsiab Yes -0.91 (±0.53) 0.40 0.084
(0.14 - 1.13)
Body temperature Fever/hypothermia 1.19 (±0.50) 3.30 0.017
(1.23 - 8.82)
WBC Leucopenia 2.90 (±1.20) 18.11 0.043
(1.74 - 188.92)
  Leucocytosis -0.10 (±0.54) 0.90  
    (0.32 - 2.56)  
  1. aNormal = Within the reference range for healthy bitches and for laboratory variables at the main Clinical chemistry laboratory, University Animal Hospital, Swedish University for Agricultural Sciences, Sweden; WBC = White blood cell count (ref. range 5.8-16 ×109/L); Body temperature (ref. range 38-39°C); bThe variable is not statistically significant (p > 0.05), but included as a confounder in the model.