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Table 1 Patient characteristic

From: Alcohol and trauma: the influence of blood alcohol levels on the severity of injuries and outcome of trauma patients - a retrospective analysis of 6268 patients of the TraumaRegister DGU®

   BAL negative BAL positive p-value
Male n (%) 3704 (70.3) 699 (84.0) <.001
Age (years) (Mean, SD) 51 ± 22 45 ± 18 <.001
GCS (Mean, SD) 12.0 ± 4.1 10.8 ± 4.5 <.001
systBP on admission (Mean, SD) 133 ± 32 125 ± 29 <.001
Hemoglobin (g/dl) (Mean, SD) 12.9 ± 2.2 13.4 ± 2.1 <.001
INR (Mean, SD) 1.20 ± 0.54 1.13 ± 0.49 <.001
BE (mmol/l) (Mean, SD) −1.8 ± 4.4 −3.9 ± 4.5 <.001
ISS (Mean, SD) 20.3 ± 12.6 18.9 ± 11.6 .006
NISS (Mean, SD) 25.3 ± 15.3 24.9 ± 15.9 .27
  1. BAL, Blood Alcohol Levels; systBP, Systolic Blood Pressure; GCS, Glasgow Coma Scale; INR, International Normalized Ratio; BE, Base Excess; ISS, Injury Severity Score; NISS, New Injury Severity Score; SD Standard Deviation