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Table 3 Univariate analysis of factors influencing mortality after traffic trauma

From: Mortality after road traffic crashes in a system with limited trauma data capability

Variable   Alive Died P value OR (C/I)
Disposition Wards 841 41 (4.6%) < 0.001 10.1 (6.0-16.8)
ICU/OR 71 35 (33.0%)
Region of injury Head/neck 263 (85.4%) 45 (14.6%) < 0.001 3.2 (2.1 -4.9)
Other 649 (95.4%) 31 (4.6%)
Surgical treatment Major procedure 452 (96.8%) 15 (3.2%) < 0.001 3.9 (2.2-7.0)
Nonsurgical care 446 (88.5%) 11.5%
Injury severity ISS ≤ 15 806 (95.4%) 39 (4.6%) < 0.001 7.9 (4.8 – 12.9)-
ISS > 15 97 (72.4%) 37 (27.6%)
Admission status Direct from scene 383 (95.1%) 20 (4.9%) 0.001 2.5 (1.5-4.3)
Transfer-in 409 (88.5%) 53 (11.5%)
Age < 60 years 862 (92.9%) 66 (7.1%) 0.07 2.4 (0.9 – 6.5)
≥ 60 years 27 (84.4%) 5 (15.6%)
Gender Male 718 (92.1%) 62 (7.9%) 0.38 1.3 (0.7-2.4)
Female 185 (93.9%) 12 (6.1%)
Blood product Transfused 142 (82.6%) 30 (17.4%) < 0.001 2.6 (1.7-4.1)
Not transfused 641 (93.4%) 45 (6.6%)
Specific injury Head injuries 173 (84.6%) 31 (15.2%) < 0.001 2.6 (1.7-4.0)
No head injury 732 (94.2%) 45 (5.8%)
  Abdominal injury 18 (78.3%) 5 (21.7%) 0.011 2.9 (1.3-6.6)
  No abdominal injury 887 (92.6%) 71 (7.4%)