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Table 4

Interaction of effects between current use of oral corticosteroids and comorbidities on the risk of developing pyogenic liver abscesses.

Variable OR (95% CI)
Oral corticosteroids Comorbidities* Case number/ control number
Never used No 423/1802 1.00 (Reference)
Never used Yes 116/319 1.55 (1.22, 1.96)
Current use No 127/339 1.60 (1.27, 2.01)
Current use Yes 50/134 1.59 (1.13, 2.24)
*

Comorbidities include alcohol-related diseases, biliary stones, and chronic kidney diseases.