Table 3.

Predictors of Injury From Multivariate Analysis

VariableOdds Ratio95% Confidence Interval
Independent predictors of intracranial injury using skull radiograph results*
 Skull fracture92.410.8 –793
 Focal neurologic deficit63.24.7 –846
 Seizure19.21.5 –243
Independent predictors of intracranial injury omitting skull radiograph results*
 Basilar skull fracture signs122.1 –67.1
 Focal neurologic deficit7.11.7 –28.8
 Depressed mental status3.31.3 –8.3
Independent predictors of intracranial injury including depressed  skull fractures as intracranial injury (excluding skull radiograph results)*
 Palpable skull depression17.93.6 –88.9
 Basilar skull fracture signs101.7 –57.3
 Focal neurologic deficit5.71.4 –23.5
 Depressed mental status4.31.8 –10
  • * P < .05.