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Table 1 Patient characteristics subdivided by injury mechanism

From: Clinical review is essential to evaluate 30-day mortality after trauma

  LEBT BT PEN
Deaths, n 112 172 23
Autopsy 16 (14.3%) 137 (79.7%) 23 (100%)
DOA 0 40 14
Age, years 81 (78–87)a 52 (33–73)b 33 (22–44)
Sex, male % 57% 77% 91%
ISS 25 (19–26)a 41 (27–59) 33 (26–51)
Time to death, hours 72 (20–192)a 13 (0.8–96)b 0.8 (0.3–4)
  1. Values are median (interquartile range) unless otherwise indicated. LEBT–low energy blunt trauma, BT–blunt trauma, PEN–penetrating trauma. ISS = Injury Severity Score. DOA = Dead On Arrival.
  2. aP < 0.001 vs BT and PEN, bP < 0.01 vs PEN.