Canadian Respiratory Journal / 2016 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Factors Associated with ICU Admission following Blunt Chest Trauma

Table 1

Characteristics of patients on admission.

Age (years)Mean (range)66 (52–76)

SexF41 (29.3%)
M99 (70.7%)

Charlson comorbidity index0–381 (57,8%)
>359 (42.2%)

SpO2Mean (range)96% (94%–98%)

Number of ribs fractures0–363 (45%)
>377 (55%)

PNXYes48 (34.3%)
No92 (65.7%)

Number of chest contusions0103 (73.6%)
123 (16.4%)
≥214 (10.0%)

Head injuryYes39 (27.9%)
No101 (72.1%)

HipboneYes4 (2.9%)
No136 (97.1%)

Spine fractureYes21 (15.0%)
No119 (85.5%)

Previous anticoagulant therapyYes11 (7.9%)
No129 (92.1%)

Clavicula/sterna/scapula fracturesYes38 (27.1%)
No102 (72.9%)

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