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Table 1 Demographics and mortality by age

From: Do entrapment, injuries, outcomes and potential for self-extrication vary with age? A pre-specified analysis of the UK trauma registry (TARN)

Age groups Total 16–59 60–69 70–79 80+
Total number of cases 70,027 51,868 7605 5733 4821
Male, n (%) 51,852 (74%) 40,957 (79%) 5232 (68.8%) 3197 (55.8%) 2466 (51.2%)
ISS, median (IQR) 13 (9–22) 13 (9–24) 13 (9–22) 13 (9–24) 13 (9–22)
Systolic BP, mean (SD) 133 (28) 129 (25) 140 (30) 145 (33) 149 (34)
Pulse rate, mean (SD) 87 (22) 88 (22) 83 (21) 83 (22) 83 (21)
Respiratory rate, mean (SD) 20 (7) 20 (7) 20 (7) 20 (7) 20 (7)
Oxygen saturation, mean (SD) 96 (8) 96 (8) 96 (8) 95 (9) 95 (7)
GCS, median (IQR) 15 (15–15) 15 (15–15) 15 (15–15) 15 (15–15) 15 (15–15)
Trapped, n (%) 7754 (11.1%) 5642(10.9%) 807 (10.6%) 756 (13.2%) 549 (11.4%)
Mortality, n (%) 3868 (5.5%) 2125 (4.1%) 391 (5.1%) 564 (9.8%) 788 (16.4%)
  1. IQR interquartile range, SD standard deviation
  2. Statistically significant differences (p < 0.0001) were found across all groups apart from in Respiratory rate and GCS catergories