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Table 1 Characteristics of study group: sex, age, mechanism of TBI, accident site, type of trauma

From: Factors that may improve outcomes of early traumatic brain injury care: prospective multicenter study in Austria

  Phase 1 Phase 2 Total p-value*
  n % n % n %  
Total 408   325   733   
Male 297 73 233 72 530 72 0.804
  Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD  
Age 48 24 50 22 49 23 0.221
Injury Mechanism n % n % n %  
Traffica 144 35 133 41 277 38 0.086
Fall < 3 m 123 30 92 28 215 29
Fall >3 m 45 11 44 14 89 12
Sports activity 43 11 16 5 59 8
Work related 16 4 13 4 29 4
Firearm 5 1 3 1 8 1
Assault 2 0 4 1 6 1
Other/Unknown 30 7 20 6 50 7
Total 408 100 325 100 733 100
Type of trauma n % n % n %  
Blunt 355 87 294 90 649 89 0.435
Penetrating 29 7 18 6 47 6
Unknown 24 6 13 4 37 5
Total 408 100 325 100 733 100
Accident Site n % n % n %  
Home 108 26 79 24 187 26 0.032
Outdoor/sports 78 19 47 14 125 17
Road/public area 168 41 153 47 321 44
Workplace 32 8 12 4 44 6
Unknown 22 5 34 10 56 8
Total 408 100 325 100 733 100
  1. Legend: SD Standard Deviation
  2. *The tests were applied only on known values
  3. aTraffic contains: bicycle rider, motor vehicle driver/occupant, pedestrian injurred in traffic accident