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Table 1 Epidemiology_ upper limb nerve injury

From: Nerve injury in severe trauma with upper extremity involvement: evaluation of 49,382 patients from the TraumaRegister DGU® between 2002 and 2015

  control group PNI group
proportion of all patients (%) 96,7 (CI 95,9 - 97,6) 3,3 (CI 3,1 - 3,4)
male (%) 73,2 (CI 72,5 - 74,0) 78,6 (CI 74,3–83,1)
mean / median age (years) 47,2 / 47,0 (SD 20,2) 40,6 / 39,0 (SD 17,6)
1–15 years (%) 2,8 (CI 2,7 - 3,0) 1,7 (CI 1,1 - 2,5)
16–59 years (%) 68,9 (CI 68,1–69,6) 82,7 (CI 78,3–87,3)
60–69 years (%) 11,7 (CI 11,4–12,0) 8,6 (CI 7,2 - 10,1)
70–79 years (%) 10,3 (CI 10,0 - 10,6) 4,7 (CI 3,7 - 5,9)
80 years or more (%) 6,4 (CI 6,1 - 6,6) 2,3 (CI 1,6 - 3,2)
  1. This table shows epidemiological data of 49,382 patients with upper extremity trauma (= all patients). Additionally to the mean and median age a further subdivision into 5 age bands is provided. CI Confidence Interval of 95%, SD Standard Deviation