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Table 2 Demographics of study population; 31,807 adult patients undergoing surgery of a distal radius fracture in Sweden between November 1st 2006 and October 31st 2013

From: Surgical site infections after distal radius fracture surgery: a nation-wide cohort study of 31,807 adult patients

Variables Platea
n (%)
Pinsb
n (%)
EFc
n (%)
All
n (%)
Age (years) 18–49 5016 (24%) 1197 (19%) 558 (13%) 6771 (21%)
50–74 13,088 (61%) 3581 (58%) 2437 (57%) 19,106 (60%)
≥75 3244 (15%) 1420 (23%) 1266 (30%) 5930 (19%)
Sex Women 16,517 (77%) 5124 (83%) 3518 (83%) 25,159 (79%)
Men 4831 (23%) 1074 (17%) 743 (17%) 6648 (21%)
Fracture type Closed 20,969 (98%) 6131 (99%) 4072 (96%) 31,172 (98%)
Open 379 (2%) 67 (1%) 189 (4%) 635 (2%)
Antibioticsd 0–8 weeks prior to DRF surgery No 20,947 (98%) 6110 (99%) 4169 (98%) 31,226 (98%)
Yes 401 (2%) 88 (1%) 92 (2%) 581 (2%)
  1. a Plate fixation. b Percutaneous pinning. c External fixation. d A dispensed prescription of Flucloxacillin and/or Clindamycin. n numbers, DRF distal radius fracture