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Table 3 Predictors of an early (within 1 day) in-house Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) vs. late DNR

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

Predictor Early DNR OR (95% CI) p value
Overall (n = 808)
Age ≥ 65 2.35 (1.25 - 4.41) 0.01
Female gender 2.32 (1.52 - 3.52) < 0.001
Non-surgical service 2.44 (1.52 – 3.93) < 0.001
Transferred in 1.75 (1.02 – 3.00) 0.04
Age ≥ 65 (n = 731)
Female gender 2.54 (1.62 – 3.99) < 0.001
Non-surgical service 2.37 (1.43 - 3.94) < 0.001
Transferred in 1.99 (1.07 - 3.72) 0.03
Age < 65 (n = 77)
Non-surgical service 5.25 (1.24 – 22.24) 0.02
  1. Entry criteria of p < 0.20 and exit criteria of p > 0.05.
  2. DNR, do-not-resuscitate; OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval.