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Table 3 Secondary outcome measures of 46,450 patients treated for pelvic and/or acetabular fractures

From: Complications of pelvic and acetabular fractures in 1331 morbidly obese patients (BMI ≥ 40): a retrospective observational study from the National Trauma Data Bank

Outcome Measure Nonoperative Group Operative Group
Controla (N = 34,374) Morbidly Obese (N = 750) p Value Control (N = 10,745) Morbidly Obese (N = 581) p Value
% Mean (CI) % Mean (CI) % Mean (CI) % Mean (CI)
Length of hospital stay, days
 Pelvic only   5.3 (5.2–5.4)   7.5 (6.5–8.6) < 0.001   11 (10–11)   13 (10–16) 0.055
 Acetabular only   5.8 (5.7–6.0)   8.0 (7.2–8.9)   9.3 (9.1–9.4)   12 (11–13) < 0.001
 Pelvic and acetabular   6.4 (6.2–6.6)   10 (8.3–12)   11 (11–12)   15 (13–17)  
Discharge disposition      < 0.001      < 0.001
 Home         
  Pelvic only 47   36   62   40  
  Acetabular only 59   50   68   45  
  Pelvic and acetabular 46   27   54   36  
 Skilled nursing/rehabilitation         
  Pelvic only 46   61   36   58  
  Acetabular only 30   44   30   53  
  Pelvic and acetabular 46   70   45   64  
 Other/unknown         
  Pelvic only 6.9   3.6   1.7   2.3  
  Acetabular only 11   6.8   1.5   1.7  
  Pelvic and acetabular 7.9   2.5   1.6   0  
  1. CI confidence interval, OR odds ratio
  2. aPatients with body mass index values < 40