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Table 3 Severe and spinal injuries by age for trapped casualties

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

Injury Total Age group Significance (p)
16–59 60–69 70–79 80+
Pelvic Ring Blood loss > 20% 71 (0.9%) 53 (0.9%) 9 (1.1%) 5 (0.7%) 4 (0.7%) 0.7578
Blood Loss > 20% 275 (3.5%) 210 (3.7%) 28 (3.5%) 20 (2.6%) 17 (3.1%) 0.4503
Tension pneumothorax 118 (1.5%) 91 (1.6%) 12 (1.5%) 8 (1.1%) 7 (1.3%) 0.6535
Spine multiple fractures 1078 (13.9%) 734 (13%) 114 (14.1%) 150 (19.8%) 80 (14.6%) < 0.0001
Spine dens fracture 164 (2.1%) 87 (1.5%) 19 (2.4%) 37 (4.9%) 21 (3.8%) < 0.0001
Spine compression grade 2 and 3 141 (1.8%) 98 (1.7%) 13 (1.6%) 17 (2.2%) 13 (2.4%) 0.5485
Spine unstable fracture 717 (9.2%) 502 (8.9%) 79 (9.8%) 94 (12.4%) 42 (7.7%) 0.0077
Spinal cord injury 526 (6.8%) 376 (6.7%) 51 (6.3%) 63 (8.3%) 36 (6.6%) 0.3452