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Table 5 Patient characteristics in patients examined with whole body computer tomography in trauma (WBCT-T). After subdivision into the studied groups

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

  Low risk group Intermediate risk group High risk group P-value
  (n = 45) (n = 194) (n = 51)  
Age - mean, years (SD) 32.73 (19.60) 39.42 (19.87) 36.09 (19.40) 0.1
Male gender % (n): 66.7 % (30) 70.6 % (137) 76.5 % (39) 0.56
Injury Severity Score (ISS)- mean (SD) 0.96 (1.02) 4.86 (7.17) 16.71 (17.72) <0.001
Injury on WBCT-T % (n) 0 % (0) 44.8 % (87) 74.5 % (38) <0.001