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Table 1 Characteristics of trauma patients immobilised with a cervical collar and a spine board (n = 50)

From: Patient experience of spinal immobilisation after trauma

Gender, n (%)
 Male 38 (76)
Age (years), median [IQR*] 37[26–60]
BMI** (kg/m2), median [IQR*] 25 [23–28]
 Missing 5
Significant comorbidities, n (%)
 History of back pain 7 (14)
 Obesity (BMI** > 30 kg/m2) 7 (16)
Trauma mechanism, n (%)
 MVC/MCC*** 14 (28)
 Bicycle crash/collision 12 (24)
 Fall from height 12 (24)
 Other 12 (24)
ISS****, median [IQR*] 9 [3–15]
ISS**** > 15, n (%) 13 (26)
Time with cervical collar (minutes), median [IQR*] 91 [72–136]
  1. * Interquartile range
  2. ** Body Mass Index
  3. ***Motor vehicle crash/motorcycle crash
  4. ****Injury Severity Score