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Table 2 Results of the meta analysis

From: Surgical management versus non-surgical management of rib fractures in chest trauma:a systematic review and meta-analysis

Outcomes Studies(n) Events(n) X2 (P value) I2 Odds ratio (95% CI)
mortality 3 158 0.32 13 0.28 [0.08,0.92]
LHOF 7 471 0.19 32 −7.40[−8.51,-.6.28]
LIOF 6 209 0.17 35 −2.28[−3.26,-1.31]
DOMV 4 149 0.31 17 −4.68[−5.62,-3.75]
antibiotic use 2 71 0.49 0 −3.69[−7.63,0.26]
pulmonary infection 8 570 0.12 38 0.25 [0.16,0.39]
tracheotomy 3 133 0.39 0 0.14 [0.06,0.36]
incurred expense 3 198 0.27 0 0.27 [0.23,0.31]
  1. *LHOF:the length of hospital stay; LIOF:the length of ICU stay; DOMV:duration of mechanical ventilation