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Table 3 Physiological response and procedures performed upon arrival at the emergency department

From: Traumatic injuries among adult obese patients in southern Taiwan: a cross-sectional study based on a trauma registry system

Variables Obese BMI ≥ 30 n = 880 Normal 25 > BMI ≥ 18.5 n = 5391 Odds ratio (95 %) P
Physiology at ER, n(%)
 GCS < 13 65(7.4) 450(8.3) 0.9(0.67–1.15) 0.336
 SBP < 90 mmHg 22(2.5) 122(2.3) 1.1(0.70–1.75) 0.663
 Heart rate > 100 beats/min 221(25.1) 997(18.5) 1.5(1.25–1.75) <0.001
 Respiratory rate < 10 or >29 7(0.8) 25(0.5) 1.7(0.74–3.99) 0.201
Procedures at ER, n(%)
 Cardiopulmonary resuscitation 1(0.1) 8(0.1) 0.8(0.10–6.13) 1.000
 Intubation 10(1.1) 118(2.2) 0.5(0.27–0.98) 0.041
 Chest tube 9(1.0) 79(1.5) 0.7(0.35–1.39) 0.301
 Blood transfusion 27(3.1) 128(2.4) 1.3(0.85–1.98) 0.219