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Table 2 Results of logistic regression model assessing relationship between demographic data and likelihood of PE diagnosis

From: National trends in emergency room diagnosis of pulmonary embolism, 2001–2010: a cross-sectional study

   Excluding CT and/or MRI data Including CT and/or MRI data
   OR 95% CI P-value OR 95% CI P-value
Time (in 1 year intervals) 1.091 (1.034 1.152) 0.002 1.041 (0.987 1.097) 0.14
Age   1.038 (1.033 1.042) <0.001 1.031 (1.026 1.036) <0.001
Male   1.094 (0.805 1.487) 0.560 1.098 (0.807 1.492) 0.55
Race White 1 -- -- -- 1 -- -- --
  Black 1.050 (0.728 1.515) 0.790 1.162 (0.803 1.682) 0.43
  Other 0.200 (0.074 0.542) 0.002 0.197 (0.074 0.528) 0.001
Region Northeast 1 -- -- -- 1 -- -- --
  Midwest 1.518 (0.978 2.348) 0.061 1.463 (0.957 2.237) 0.079
  South 0.913 (0.547 1.523) 0.730 0.924 (0.562 1.521) 0.76
  West 1.511 (0 .967 2.364) 0.070 1.589 (1.019 2.478) 0.041
Within MSA 0.803 (0.466 1.386) 0.430 1.012 (0.591 1.731) 0.97
Use of CT and/or MRI Not included 7.003 (5.100 9.616) <0.001
  1. Demographic variables and hospital information associated with the likelihood of a PE diagnoses among patients seen in the ED. Table includes data both adjusted and not adjusted for the use of CT and/or MRI.