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Table 1 Demography, clinical presentation, cardiac arrhythmia and trauma context of patients with electric injury

From: Electrical injury – a dual center analysis of patient characteristics, therapeutic specifics and outcome predictors

  Total (n = 162) > = 1000 V (n = 82) < 1000 V (n = 80) p value
Age, years; mean (SD) 37.74 (15.52) 32.76 (15.19) 42.85 (14.21) < 0.001
Male; n (%) 153 (94.4) 77 (93.9) 76 (95.0) 0.760
Clinical presentation
 % TBSA burned; mean (SD) 16.0 (18.77) 25.93 (21.34) 5.85 (6.67) < 0.001
 ABSI; mean (SD) 5.21 (2.29) 6.32 (2.44) 4.08 (1.40) < 0.001
 Inhalation injury; n (%) 13 (8.0) 10 (12.2) 3 (3.8) 0.048
 Admission temperature, °C; mean (SD) 35.67 (1.32) 35.17 (1.59) 36.18 (.67) < 0.001
Cardiac arrhythmia     0.209
 On scene; n (%) 18 (11.1) 11 (13.4) 7 (8.8)  
 EMS transport; n (%) 1 (.6) 0 (0.0) 1 (1.3)  
 BICU < 24 h; n (%) 3 (1.9) 0 (0.0) 3 (3.8)  
 BICU > 24 h; n (%) 1 (.6) 1 (1.2) 0 (0.0)  
     0.124
 Extrasystole/ST/AF; n (%) 9 (5.6) 2 (2.4) 7 (8.8)  
 VT/VF; n (%) 3 (1.9) 2 (2.4) 1 (1.3)  
 Asystole/PEA; n (%) 4 (2.5) 4 (4.9) 0 (0.0)  
Trauma context; n (%)     0.002
 Work 105 (64.8) 43 (52.4) 62 (77.5)  
 Non-work 48 (29.6) 31 (24.3) 17 (23.7)  
 Suicide attempt 9 (5.6) 8 (9.8) 1 (1.3)  
  1. SD standard deviation, TBSA total body surface area, ABSI abbreviated burn severity index, EMS emergency medical service, BICU burn intensive care unit, ST/AF sinus tachycardia/atrial fibrillation, VT/VF ventricular tachycardia/ventricular fibrillation, PEA pulseless electric activity
  2. italicized p values indicate statistical significance (p < 0.05)