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Table 3 The effect and significance of different variables on outcome parameters

From: Long-term follow-up on recovery, return to use and sporting activity: a retrospective study of 236 operated colic horses in Finland (2006–2012)

Response Explanatory variable P value Odds ratio 95% CIa
Discharge from the hospital Enterotomy (no vs. yes) 0.09 0.63 0.37; 1.07
Postoperative colic Enterotomy (no vs. yes) 0.31 0.69 0.34; 1.40
Lesion location (LI vs. SIb) 0.01 3.27 1.31; 8.19
Return to the same/intended use Age group (0–14 vs. ≥15) 0.88 1.10 0.33; 3.62
Postoperative colic (no vs. yes) 0.47 1.41 0.56; 3.54
Hernia (no vs. yes) 0.74 0.77 0.16: 3.68
Lesion location (LI vs. SIb) 0.49 1.42 0.53: 3.83
  1. a 95% CI 95% confidence interval
  2. b Large intestinal vs. small intestinal lesion