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Table 3 Variables with significant differences between participants and dropouts

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

  Participants Drop outs  
  n = 242 %/CI n = 149 %/CI p
Age, mean and 95% CIa 42.1 40.1 - 44.1 34.5 32.1 - 36.5 <0.001
LOT-Rb 16.3 15.7 - 16.9 14.3 13.4 - 15.1 <0.001
Primary/secondary/high school 136 56.2 96 63.6  
College or university 99 40.9 43 28.5 0.031
Living alone 99 40.9 89 58.9 <0.001
Out of work before injury 36 14.9 38 25.5 0.009
ISSc ≥ 9 154 63.9 75 50.3 0.080
Injured by physical assault 7 2.9 23 15.2 <0.001
Intensive care patient 103 42.6 47 31.1 0.023
Anxiety baseline 5.6 4.9 - 6.2 7.3 6.4 - 8.2 <0.001
Total score IESd, mean and 95% CI 20.9 18.7 - 23.2 28.3 25.2 - 31.5 <0.001
HADSe anxiety, mean and 95% CI 5.6 5.0 - 6.2 7.5 6.6 - 8.3 <0.001
HADS depression, mean and 95% CI 4.0 3.5 - 4.5 5.3 4.5 - 6.1 0.006
  1. aCI: confidence interval, bLOT-R: Life orientation test revised, baseline cISS: Injury severity score,dIES: Impact of event scale, baseline eHADS: Hospital anxiety and depression scale, baseline