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Table 1 The trauma population at Oslo University Hospital Ullevål in the first six months of 2002, 2004 and 2007.

From: Trends in transfusion of trauma victims - evaluation of changes in clinical practice

  First six months of 2002 First six months of 2004 First six months of 2007
  All Transfused day 1-10 All Transfused day 1-10 All Transfused day 1-10
Number of trauma patients       
Total (% transfused) 315 88 (28%) 341 96 (28%) 459 107 (23%)
Age       
Mean (SD) 33.8 (18.2) 37.8 (21.0) 33.7 (18.0) 39.9 (21.3) 34.5 (18.2) 39.9 (19.4)
Gender (male)       
N (%) 240 (76%) 68 (79%) 302 (70%) 76 (65%) 336 (74%) 76 (71%)
Non-survival       
N (%) 25 (8%) 15 (17%) 40 (9%) 27 (23%) 33 (7%) 21 (20%)
ISS       
Mean (SD) 14.9 (15.6) 29.9 (15.6) 15.2 (13.9) 31.5 (14.3) 14.7 (14.3) 30.7 (13.1)
RTS       
Mean (SD) 7.0 (1.5) 6.4 (1.8) 7.1 (1.4) 6.4 (1.8) 7.2 (1.3) 6.3 (1.8)
  1. ISS = Injury Severity Score. Calculations based on coding according to AIS 98 (see reference [14] for details of ISS calculation). RTS = Revised Trauma Score (see reference [15] for details of calculation).