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Table 2 Clinical variables

From: Health related quality of life in trauma patients. Data from a one-year follow up study compared with the general population

  ICU patients Non-ICU patients  
  n = 103 %/CI n = 139 %/CI p
Injury variables      
Transport accident 65 63.1 97 69.8 0.275
Fall accident 22 21.4 27 19.4 0.711
Violence 5 4.9 2 1.4 a
Sport/leisure time/accident/working/other 11 10.7 13 9.4 0.733
Trauma mechanism      
Blunt trauma 100 97.1 137 98.6 0.426
Penetrating trauma 3 2.9 2 1.4  
Most severe injury      
Head, reference category 38 36.9 63 45.3  
Thorax/abdomen 27 26.2 19 13.7 0.017
Extremities 16 15.5 26 18.7 0.958
Spine 20 19.4 19 13.7 0.141
Face/external 2 1.9 12 8.6 a
Injury severity      
Minor or moderate (ISSb 1-8) 4 3.9 83 60.1 < 0.001
Serious (ISS 9-15) 24 23.3 39 28.3  
Severe (ISS 16-24) 31 30.1 13 9.4  
Critical (ISS > 24) 44 42.7 3 2.2  
Serious head injury (AISc ≥ 3) 40 38.8 11 7.9 < 0.001
ASAd score 1 78 75.7 114 82.0 0.490
ASA score 2 20 19.4 20 14.4  
ASA score 3 5 4.9 3 3.6  
GCS at arrival, mean and CI 12.4 11.7-13.2 14.7 14.4-14.9 < 0.001
Length of treatment      
Length of stay OUSf, days 10.9 9.0-12.8 2.8 2.0-3.6 < 0.001
Transferred to local hospitals 67 65.0 29 20.9 < 0.001
Discharged rehabilitation institution 24 23.3 4 2.9  
Discharged home 12 11.7 106 76.3  
  1. aToo few to compare, b ISS: Injury severity score, cAIS: Abbreviated injury scale, dASA:The American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status Classification, eGCS: Glasgow coma scale, fOUS, Oslo University Hospital Ulleval