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Table 5 Cause of injury

From: Mortality in severely injured elderly patients: a retrospective analysis of a German level 1 trauma center (2002–2011)

Cause of injury Total Decedents Survivors p value
Traffic accident, car 3.7% 4.8% 2.2% = 0.478
Traffic accident, motorcycle 1.9% 1.6% 2.2% = 0.831
Traffic accident, bicycle 3.7% 3.2% 4.4% = 0.760
Traffic accident, pedestrian 22.2% 21% 23.8% = 0.716
Fall > 3m 10.2% 12.9% 6.5% = 0.557
Fall < 3m 51.9% 50% 54.4% = 0.618
Others 6.4% 6.5% 6.5% = 0.577
  1. The total number of cases and proportion of cases in decedents and survivors are shown.