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Table 1 Demographic data (mean (±SD) or median (min-max) or number of patients)

From: Physical function and pain after surgical or conservative management of multiple rib fractures – a follow-up study

  Stabilizing surgery (n = 31) Conservatively treated (n = 30) p-value
Sex, male/female 22/9 25/5 0.363
Age, years 58.3 (14.6) 58.4 (16.1) 0.908
Height, m 1.78 (1.09) 1.77 (0.09) 0.965
Weight, kg 81.4 (18.5) 85.6 (14.2) 0.175
BMI, kg/m2 25.5 (7.0) 27.4 (4.6) 0.231
Lung-disease, n (%) 2 (6 %) 3 (10 %) 0.671
Smoking history, yes/no/X 5/18/8 6/13/11 0.508
Time since trauma, years 1.8 (0.5) 4.5 (1.2) <0.001
Number of ribs fractured, n 9 (4–20) 7 (5–13) 0.089
ISS, score 22 (9–48) 18.5 (9–45) 0.439