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Table 1 Outcomes based on transthoracic vs. no transthoracic injury

From: Patient outcomes after electrical injury – a retrospective study

  Transthoracic injury n = 243 No transthoracic injury n = 158 p-value
Age, years; mean (SD) 30 (11) 31 (12) 0.95
Male; n (%) 222 (91) 131 (83) 0.02*
Work related; n (%) 182 (75) 109 (69) 0.14
Clinical manifestations
 Loss of consciousness; n (%) 10 (4.1) 2 (1.3) 0.13
 Tetany/convulsion/cramps; n (%) 24 (10) 3 (2.0) 0.001**
 Chest pains; n (%) 28 (12) 1 (0.6) 0.001**
 Skin burns; n (%) 25 (10) 19 (12) 0.87
 ECG abnormal; n (%) 54 (22) 20 (13) 0.02*
Outcomes
 CK elevated; n (%) 14 (5.8) 9 (5.7) 1
 CK-MB elevated; n (%) 1 (0.4) 0 (0) 1
 Troponin I elevated; n (%) 0 (0) 3 (2.0) 0.05
 Potassium elevated; n (%) 1 (0.4) 0 (0) 1
 Calcium elevated; n (%) 2 (0.8) 0 (0) 0.52
 Creatinine elevated; n (%) 3 (1.2) 1 (0.6) 1