Table 4

Poisson regression model for mortality following FG placement

Incidence
rate ratio
95% CIP value
Age quintile<191
19 to 241.840.71 to 4.820.210
24 to 331.650.62 to 4.390.315
33 to 402.591.03 to 6.520.043
>402.621.01 to 6.770.047
Gender (male)0.930.54 to 1.610.792
Epilepsy0.800.44 to 1.440.452
Charlson score 1 or above1.210.68 to 2.180.508
Townsend deprivation score (5 is the most deprived) 11
20.570.25 to 1.300.183
30.630.29 to 1.380.250
40.790.33 to 1.880.594
50.420.15 to 1.170.098
Missing0.320.7 to 1.490.146
LRTI in the year prior to PEG placement (LYP) 1.801.00 to 3.230.050
  • FG, feeding gastrostomy; LRTI, lower respiratory tract infection; LYP, LRTI in the year prior to feeding gastrostomy placement; PEG, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy.