Table 2

Association of RibScore components and development of complications in the elderly population

Overall (n=263)No complications (n=228)Complications (n=35)P value
Rib fractures >648 (18.3)34 (14.9)14 (40.0)<0.001
Severe rib fractures >33 (1.1)2 (0.9)1 (2.9)0.304
Flail chest17 (6.5)13 (5.7)4 (11.4)0.2
Bilateral rib fractures35 (13.4)22 (9.7)13 (37.1)<0.001
First rib fracture20 (7.6)16 (7.0)4 (11.4)0.32
At least one fracture in three anatomic locations19 (7.2)13 (5.7)6 (17.1)0.027
RibScore
 0179 (68.1)161 (70.6)18 (51.4)<0.001
 145 (17.1)42 (18.4)3 (8.6)
 227 (10.3)19 (8.3)8 (22.9)
 37 (2.7)4 (1.8)3 (8.6)
 43 (1.1)2 (0.9)1 (2.9)
 52 (0.8)0 (0.0)2 (2.9)
 60 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)