Table 4

Multivariate analysis for risk of complication after femur fracture repair using binary logistic regression

Adjusted OR for complications (95% CI)P value
Sex (female)0.76 (0.39 to 1.49)0.42
Age (per year increase)1.04 (1.01 to 1.07)0.003
Elixhauser score >23.45 (1.75 to 6.80)<0.001
Fixation performed >24 hours after trauma center admission2.08 (1.1 to 4.1)0.04
Transfer time (per hour increase)0.94 (0.80 to 1.09)0.41
  • When including patients’ age, sex, presence of more than 2 comorbidities on the Elixhauser score, and time to fixation greater than 24 hours, we found that age, comorbidities, and delayed repair of fracture were independent risk factors for complications. Transfer time was not associated with increased risk of complications in this model.