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Volume 21, Number 11—November 2015

Mortality Risk Factors for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Outbreak, South Korea, 2015

Maimuna S. MajumderComments to Author , Sheryl A. Kluberg, Sumiko R. Mekaru, and John S. Brownstein
Author affiliations: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (M.S. Majumder); Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (M.S. Majumder, S.A. Kluberg, S.R. Mekaru, J.S. Brownstein); Harvard Medical School, Boston (J.S. Brownstein)

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Multivariate logistic regression model assessing odds ratios of risk for death for 159 case-patients with Middle East respiratory syndrome and known outcomes and covariates, South Korea*

Variable Value Odds ratio (95% CI) p value
Male sex, no. (%) 94 (59) 2.85 (0.98–8.20) 0.052
Mean (SD) age, y 55 (15.9) 1.12 (1.07–1.17) <0.001
Concurrent health condition, no. (%) 25 (16) 7.14 (2.27–22.41) <0.001
Health care worker, no. (%)† 22 (14) 0.88 (0.09–8.93) 0.915
Median time-to-diagnosis, mo (IQR) 4 (2–7) 1.00 (0.89–1.14) 0.957

*IQR, interquartile range.
†Only 1 health care worker died during the study period.

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