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Table 1 General data (m = mean, SD = standard deviation, IQR = interquartile range, ASA = American Society of Anesthesiologists, ISS = injury severity score)

From: Penetrating injuries in Germany – epidemiology, management and outcome an analysis based on the TraumaRegister DGU®

  Gunshot (n = 1123) Stab (n = 4333) Other (n = 4119)
Male (n) 1001 89.3 % 3627 83.8 % 3125 76.1 %
Age (m) 52.6 SD 21 39.4 SD 17.2 46.8 SD 21.3
Age (median, IQR) 53 (36–71) 36 (26–51) 47 (28–62)
Age > 70 years (n) 306 27.3 % 301 7.0 % 1324 13.9 %
Age > 16 years (n) 11 1.0 % 66 1.5 % 186 4.5 %
Level 1 trauma care 811 72.2 % 2474 57.1 % 2414 58.6 %
Level 2 trauma care 257 22.9 % 1364 31.5 % 1226 29.8 %
Level 3 trauma care 55 4.9 % 473 10.9 % 455 11.0 %
ASA class 3–4 191 19.6 % 371 9.4 % 442 12.1 %
ISS (m) 22.9 SD 15.2 13.9 SD 10.1 17.5 SD 12.8
ISS (median, IQR) 25 (12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26) 10 (8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 14 (9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22)
Number of documented diagnoses (median, IQR) 3 (2,3,4,5) 3 (2,3,4) 4 (2,3,4,5,6)