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Table 1 Demographics of the CAB vs. ABC group

From: Circulation first – the time has come to question the sequencing of care in the ABCs of trauma; an American Association for the Surgery of Trauma multicenter trial

  n CAB ABC p value
Median age (years, IQR) 440 41 (28–56) 37 (25–53) 0.26
Median ISS (IQR) 440 25 (16–38) 25 (17–38) 0.99
Penetrating mechanism 440 30.8 % 35.5 % 0.3
Hypertension 440 11.8 % 10.6 % 0.7
COPD 440 1.5 % 2.0 % 0.7
CAD 440 1.0 % 3.3 % 0.1
CVA 440 0.0 % 2.0 % 0.05
CHF 440 0.5 % 1.2 % 0.44
DM 440 5.6 % 3.7 % 0.33
CRF 440 0.0 % 1.2 % 0.12
Other comorbidity 440 33.3 % 33.5 % 0.98
No comorbidities 440 56.9 % 58.0 % 0.83
Initial GCS 434 9 (3–15) 4 (3–13) 0.0005
  1. Abbreviations: CAB Transfusion prior to intubation, ABC Intubation prior to transfusion, ISS injury severity score, IQR Interquartile range, COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, CAD Coronary artery disease, CVA Stroke, CHF Congestive heart failure, DM Diabetes mellitus, CRF Chronic renal failure, GCS Glasgow coma score