Skip to main content

Table 4 Adjusted odds ratios (OR) of getting poorer clinical outcomes compared to the median, adjusted for age and %TBSA (except age—adjusted for %TBSA, %TBSA—adjusted for age only)

From: Quantifying the impact of inhalational burns: a prospective study

  Non-inhalational burns n (%) Inhalational burns n (%) p value Adjusted OR* 95% CI for OR p value
%TBSA > median,5 92 (55.1%) 24 (68.6%) 0.142 1.66 0.76–3.64 0.204
Age > median, 42 (years) 88 (52.7%) 14 (40.0%) 0.172 0.71 0.31–1.62 0.414
Number of surgery sessions > median, 1 131 (78.4%) 23 (65.7%) 0.108 0.21 0.07–0.62 0.004
Length of stay > median, 8.5 (days) 79 (47.3%) 22 (62.9%) 0.094 1.12 0.47–2.67 0.797
Days on IV antibiotics > median, 4 83 (49.7%) 22 (62.9%) 0.157 0.86 0.36–2.11 0.749
Days of mechanical ventilation > median, 2.5 3 (1.8%) 15 (42.9%) < 0.001 18.38 2.97–113.68 0.002
Initial P/F ratio < median, 394.02 3 (1.8%) 14 (40.0%) < 0.001 44.85 9.10–221.13 < 0.001
Lowest P/F ratio < median, 343.88 1 (0.6%) 15 (42.9%) < 0.001 140.58 13.14–1504.25 < 0.001
Lowest P/F ratio < 300 1 (0.6%) 17 (48.6%) < 0.001 480.70 28.47–8115.89 < 0.001
Mortality 1 (0.6%) 6 (17.1%) P/F < 300:5/17(29.4%)
P/F > 300:1/18 (5.6%)
< 0.001 0.604 0.01–44.53 0.818
  1. *Odds ratio adjusted for %TBSA and age
  2. %TBSA percentage of total body surface area, CI confidence interval, P/F PaO2 /FiO2, IV intravenous