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Table 2 Differences in patient and injury characteristics between Transferred and Non Transferred patients

From: Interfacility transfers in a non-trauma system setting: an assessment of the Greek reality

CHARACTERISTIC NON TRANSFERRED TRANSFERRED
Gender, N (%) Female 2409 (89.2) 291 (10.8)
  Male 4950 (85.0) 874 (15.0)
Age (y) (mean ± SD) 45.8 ± 22.2 40.6 ± 23.4
I.S.S (median ± IQR)* 4.0 ± 5.0 9.0 ± 9.0
Mechanism of injury Burn 108 (72.5) 41 (27.5)
N (%) Blunt 6459 (86.4) 1015 (13.6)
  Penetrating 374 (88.4) 49 (11.6)
  Unknown 418 (87.4) 60 (12.6)
Cause of injury Industrial 452 (83.1) 92 (16.9)
N (%) MVC** 3028 (83.6) 596 (16.4)
  Fall 2500 (89.1) 306 (10.9)
  Illegal act 432 (91.9) 38 (8.1)
  Sports 130 (94.2) 8 (5.8)
  Other 233 (82.6) 49 (17.4)
  Unknown 584 (88.5) 76 (11.5)
  1. * Inter quartile range
  2. ** MVC, Motor Vehicle Collision