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Table 2 Worse physiological response on arrival upon and procedures performed at the emergency department

From: Obese motorcycle riders have a different injury pattern and longer hospital length of stay than the normal-weight patients

Variables Obese Normal Odds ratio (95 %) P
BMI ≥ 30 25 > BMI ≥ 18.5
n = 466 n = 2701
Worse physiology at ER, n(%)     
 GCS < 13 44(9.4) 293(10.8) 0.9(0.61–1.20) 0.363
 SBP < 90 mmHg 16(3.4) 69(2.6) 1.4(0.78–2.36) 0.278
 Heart rate > 100 beats/min 105(22.5) 487(18.0) 1.3(1.04–1.68) 0.021
 Respiratory rate < 10 or >29 5(1.1) 8(0.3) 3.7(1.19–11.21) 0.031
Procedures at ER, n(%)     
 Cardiopulmonary resuscitation 1(0.2) 3(0.1) 1.9(0.20–18.63) 0.471
 Intubation 6(1.3) 65(2.4) 0.5(0.23–1.23) 0.132
 Chest tube insertion 8(1.7) 44(1.6) 1.1(0.49–2.26) 0.891
 Blood transfusion 19(4.1) 70(2.6) 1.6(0.95–2.68) 0.073