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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population

From: Survivors of avalanche accidents: posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and quality of life: a multicentre study

  Included
n = 55
Non included
n = 52
Total
n = 107
p-value*
Demographic characteristics
Age, mean ± SD 36.3 ± 11.6 35.9 ± 12.9 36.1 ± 12.2 0.87
Men, n (%) 45 (81.8) 48 (92.3) 93 (86.9) 0.10
Medical characteristics and management
ISS Score, mean ± SD 9.84 ± 12.76 7.94 ± 13.72 8.92 ± 13.21 0.46
Intubation, n (%) 4 (7.3) 1 (1.9) 5 (4.5) 0.36
ICU admission, n (%) 9 (16.4) 3 (5.9) 12 (11.3) 0.08
Avalanche characteristics
Multiple involved victims, n (%) 31 (56.4) 37 (71.2) 68 (63.6) 0.11
Concomitant Death in the avalanche, n (%) 6 (10.9) 12 (23.1) 18 (16.8) 0.09
Burial type
Partial, n (%) 36 (65.5) 37 (71.2) 73 (68.2)  
Complete, n (%) 19 (34.5) 15 (28.8) 34 (31.8) 0.52
Depth**, mean in meter ± SD 0.89 ± 0.62 0.92 ± 0.61 0.90 ± 0.60 0.91
Time**, mean in minute ± SD 11.53 ± 8.79 6.43 ± 4.45 9.07 ± 7.39 0.06
  1. *Chi-2 or Fisher's exact test when appropriate, Student t-test for means. ** Depth and time of burial were reported only for victims who were completely buried. SD Standard Deviation; ISS Injury Severity Score; ICU Intensive Care Unit