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Table 7 Objective clinical parameters in 113 adult patients during trauma admissions, univariable and multivariable logistic regressiona

From: Clinical guided computer tomography decisions are advocated in potentially severely injured trauma patients: a one-year audit in a level 1 trauma Centre with long pre-hospital times

Clinical data just before trauma admission CT examination strategy decisionSWBCT (n = 66)Other choices b (n = 47)Missing values “SWBCT” groupMissing values “other choices” groupUnadjusted OR (95% CI)p-value*Adjusted OR (95% CI)p-value*
Scale variablesmean (SD)mean (SD)nn    
Age41.9 (16.9)40.2 (18.0)001.003 (0.981–1.025)0.799  
Heart rate, beats/minute86.7 (19.7)87.1 (21.0)010.999 (0.980–1.018)0.916  
Systolic blood pressure, mmHg132.2 (26.4)134.3 (24.3)010.997 (0.982–1.012)0.670  
Shock index (HR/SPB)0.7 (0.3)0.7 (0.2)011.785 (0.300–10.607)0.524  
Respiratory rate, breath/minute19.6 (6.8)20.0 (4.5)1840.989 (0.921–1.062)0.758  
Blood haemoglobin g/dl14.2 (1.8)14.5 (1.2)110.887 (0.691–1.138)0.346  
Blood lactate mmol/l2.2 (1.8)1.7 (1.4)22141.220 (0.899–1.656)0.202  
Blood base excess mmol/l−2.9 (3.3)−2.3 (3.8)19150.953 (0.832–1.091)0.484  
Minutes from accident to start of first CT237 (207)217 (190)0111.001 (0.998–1.003)0.626  
Categorical variablesn (%)n (%)nn    
Male sex55 (83.3)40 (85.1)001.143 (0.407–3.206)0.800  
GCS < 13 or intubated22 (33.3)7 (14.9)002.857 (1.103–7.404)0.0312.448 (0.912–6.574)0.076
Positive finding on chest X-ray17 (25.8)7 (14.9)471.781 (0.663–4.784)0.252  
Positive finding on pelvic X-ray7 (10.6)1 (2.1)15145.091 (0.596–43.452)0.137  
Positive EFAST7 (10.6)4 (8,5)10101.179 (0.319–4.348)0.805  
Transport with physician to trauma admission46 (69.7)25 (53.2)002.024 (0.931–4.402)0.0751.767 (0.785–3.977)0.169
High energy mechanism of trauma c, n(%)17 (25.6)3 (6.4)005.088 (1.396–18.543)0.0144.390 (1.174–16.413)0.028
  1. SWBCT Standardized whole body computer tomography, CT Computer tomography, OR Odds ratio, CI Confidence interval, SD standard deviation, a excluded 26 children and five adults hemodynamically unstable sent directly to the operation room from the 144 patients included in the study, b Other choices (selective CT and no CT), c following the trauma activation criteria for mechanism of trauma at the University Hospital of North Norway dichotomized as high or low energy trauma, * statistically significant (p < 0.05)