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Table 1 Characteristics of the trauma population (n = 144)

From: Clinical guided computer tomography decisions are advocated in potentially severely injured trauma patients: a one-year audit in a level 1 trauma Centre with long pre-hospital times

Characteristics
Male sex, n (%)114 (79.2)
Tourist, n (%)28 (19.4)
Age, years in median (Q1, Q3)31 (19, 49)
Age groups, n (%)
  < 59 (6.3)
 5–1617 (11.8)
  > 16118 (81.9)
Transport to first hospital by
 Ambulance helicopter, n (%)80 (55.6)
 Fixed wing air ambulance, n (%)9 (6.2)
 Road ambulance, n (%)53 (36.8)
 Private transportation, n (%)2 (1.4)
Trauma mechanism
 Penetrating traumas, n (%)5 (3.5)
 Blunt, n (%)139 (96.5)
  Road traffic, n (%)    63 (45.3)
  Snowmobile, n (%)    11 (7.9)
  Falls, n (%)    31 (22.3)
  Hit by blunt object, n (%)    13 (9.4)
  Explosion/fire, n (%)    8 (5.7)
  Avalanches and/or hypothermia, n (%)    8 (5.8)
  Other causes, n (%)    5 (3.6)
Transferred from other hospitals, n (%)36 (25.0)
ISS, (Q1, Q3, Range)9 (2, 22, 0–59)
NISS, (Q1, Q3, Range)12 (3, 27, 0–66)
ISS > 15, n (%)52 (36.1)
 ISS > 15 among 26 children ≤16 years, n (%)    5 (19.2)
 ISS > 15 among 118 adults, n (%)    47 (39.8)
NISS > 15, n (%)64 (44.4)
Length of stay, median days (Q1, Q3)4 (1.2, 11.5)
Total hospitalization > 20 days, n (%)20 (13.9)
30-day mortality, n (%)10 (6.9)
  1. Q1 lower quartile, Q3 upper quartile, ISS Injury Severity Score, NISS New Injury Severity score