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Table 4 Multivariable logistic regression for factors associated with long hospital stay (≥22 days) among psychiatric admissions to Jimma University Specialized Hospital

From: Length of stay of psychiatric admissions in a general hospital in Ethiopia: a retrospective study

Variable β (S.E) Wald Odds ratio (95% CI)* P-value
Discharge diagnosis   22.67   <0.001
 Schizophrenia‡    1  
 Bipolar disorder −0.03 (0.23)   0.97 (0.61 – 1.52)  
 Major Depressive disorder −0.67 (0.23)   0.51 (0.32 – 0.81)  
 Brief psychotic disorder −0.65 (0.24)   0.52 (0.33 – 0.84)  
 Other mental disorders§ −1.12 (0.34)   0.33 (0.17 – 0.64)  
Extrapyramidal side-effects   4.41   0.036
 No    1  
 Yes 0.42 (0.20)   1.53 (1.03 – 2.27)  
Patient paid for hospital services   10.67   0.005
 No    1  
 Paid half of the cost −0.75 (0.32)   0.47 (0.25 – 0.88)  
 Paid all of the cost −0.57 (0.23)   0.57 (0.36 – 0.89)  
  1. *The constant for the model = 0.593.
  2. ‡Including schizophreniform, schizoaffective, delusional disorder, psychotic disorder not otherwise specified.
  3. §Anxiety disorders, somatoform disorders, adjustment disorder, delirium, dementia, epilepsy, developmental disorders.