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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of patients with pelvic fracture during 2014–2017 at our institution

From: High incidence of surgical site infection may be related to suboptimal case selection for non-selective arterial embolization during resuscitation of patients with pelvic fractures: a retrospective study

Total number of patients 545
Mean age, years 46.2 ± 21.6
Sex, n (%)
 Male 267 (49.0%)
 Female 278 (51.0%)
Trauma mechanism, n (%)
 Traffic accident 383 (70.2%)
 Falling from height 145 (26.6%)
 Other 17 (3.2%)
Mean Injury Severity Score 17.4 ± 12.2
Shock on arrival, n (%) 112 (20.6%)
Fracture classification, n (%) †
 Stable ring 277 (50.8%)
 Partially stable ring 113 (20.7%)
 Unstable ring 155 (28.5%)
Imaging used to evaluate arterial bleeding, n (%)
 Computed tomography 545 (100%)
 Angiography 131 (24.0%)
Arterial embolization, n (%)
 No 416 (76.3%)
 Yes 129 (23.7%)
Osteosynthesis for pelvic fracture, n (%) 211 (38.7%)
Mortality, n (%) 27 (4.9%)
  1. † The classification of the pelvic fracture was based on the AO/OTA classification (2018 revision)