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Table 2 Predictors of a Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) established in house (vs. no DNR)

From: The epidemiology of do-not-resuscitate orders in patients with trauma: a community level one trauma center observational experience

Predictor In-house DNR OR (95% CI) p value
Overall (n = 9,338)
GCS 3-8 12.64 (8.66 – 18.45) < 0.001
Age ≥ 65 10.44 (7.52 – 14.50) < 0.001
ED tachycardia1 2.90 (1.85 - 4.53) < 0.001
Fall cause of injury 2.87 (2.06 - 4.00) < 0.001
Female gender 1.28 (1.05 - 1.55) 0.02
CCI 1.19 (1.12 - 1.27) < 0.001
Age ≥ 65 (n = 4401)
GCS 3-8 4.43 (3.92 – 10.55) < 0.001
Fall cause of injury 2.81 (1.86 - 4.24) < 0.001
ED tachycardia1 2.49 (1.40 - 4.42) 0.002
Female gender 1.26 (1.02 - 1.55) 0.03
CCI 1.18 (1.10 - 1.26) < 0.001
Age 18–64 (n = 4937)
GCS 3-8 29.84 (16.52 – 53.92) < 0.001
Fall cause of injury 2.80 (1.58 – 4.94) < 0.001
ED tachycardia1 3.13 (1.54 – 6.38) 0.002
CCI 1.35 (1.14 - 1.64) < 0.001
  1. Entry criteria of p < 0.20 and exit criteria of p > 0.05.
  2. OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval; GCS, Glasgow coma score; ED, emergency Department; CCI, Charlson comorbidity index.
  3. 1Heart rate > 120 beats/min.