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Table 3

Risk of developing pyogenic liver abscesses associated with cumulative dosage of current use of oral corticosteroids category.

Variable Case number / Control number Crude OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95% CI)
Never used corticosteroids as a reference 531/2121 1.00 (reference) 1.00 (reference)
Currently use oral corticosteroids (increase in dosage for every one mg) 350/1086 1.03 (1.01, 1.06) 1.03 (1.01, 1.06)

Variables found to be statistically significant in a univariable model were further examined in a multivariable model. Adjusted for alcohol-related diseases, biliary stones, and chronic kidney diseases.