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Table 3 Patient characteristics according to mechanism of injury. After subdivision into the studied groups

From: Routine whole body CT of high energy trauma patients leads to excessive radiation exposure

  Unprotected traffic victim Protected traffic victim Fall <3 m Fall >3 m Other (chrush, blunt, SW) P-value
  (n = 154) (n = 229) (n = 60) (n = 40) (n = 40)  
Age - mean, years (SD) 33.62 (20.58) 34.98 (19.18) 44.45 (25.78) 43.26 (19.15) 36.13 (19.54) 0.002
Male gender % (n): 64.3 % (99) 57.5 % (132) 63.3 % (38) 95.0 % (38) 82.5 % (33) <0.001
Examined with whole body computer tomography in trauma (WBCT-T) % (n) 60.4 % (93) 51.5 % (118) 50.0 % (30) 72.5 % (29) 50.0 % (20) 0.065
Injury on WBCT-T % (n) 47.3 % (44) 28.8 % (34) 50.0 % (15) 72.4 % (21) 60.0 % (12) <0.001
Specific radiological exams % (n) 61.7 % (95) 46.3 % (106) 56.4 % (34) 62.5 % (25) 52.5 % (21) 0.033
Injury Severity Score (ISS) - mean (SD) 5.30 (8.46) 3.53 (9.62) 5.18 (10.65) 7.95 (6.68) 7.65 (9.16) 0.009
S-etanol in mmol/l, intoxicated pt - mean (SD) 44.82 (20.66) 34.34 (26.81) 53.73 (6.04) 51.67 (13.00) 23.83 (16.13) 0.081
Intoxication on admission % (n) 8.6 % (12) 4.8 % (10) 7.1 % (4) 16.2 % (6) 17.6 % (6) 0.031
Admission to intensive care unit (ICU) % (n) 36.4 % (56) 30.1 (69) 41.7 % (25) 42.5 % (17) 42.5 % (17) 0.23