Table 4

Multivariate regression of mortality for patients using EMS for burns across five states in India

VariableUnadjusted OR (95% CI)Adjusted OR (95% CI)
Time to hospital1.0 (0.99 to 1.0)1.0 (1.0 to 1.0)
Age1.0 (1.0 to 1.0)1.0 (1.0 to 1.0)
Tertiary hospital care1.6 (1.0 to 2.7)1.0 (0.5 to 2.1)
Rural1.0 (0.6 to 1.6)1.1 (0.5 to 2.2)
Social status1.9 (1.2 to 2.9)1.7 (0.9 to 3.4)
Female gender*2.9 (1.9 to 4.5)2.2 (1.2 to 3.9)
Economic status—below poverty level*1.1 (0.7 to 1.7)2.3 (1.0 to 5.1)
Non-accidental burn*7.2 (4.3 to 11.9)4.7 (2.5 to 8.8)
Inhalation injury present*6.0 (3.7 to 9.9)5.5 (2.5 to 12.2)
TBSA burned >10%*25.1 (7.5 to 83.8)7.9 (2.2 to 28.7)
  • *Statistically significant predictors in multivariate analysis (p<0.05).

  • EMS, emergency medical services.