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Table 1 Descriptive data of the overall population and the subgroups with and without SSI

From: Impact of surgical site infection on patients’ outcome after fixation of tibial plateau fractures: a retrospective multicenter study

   SSI group (n = 41) Non-SSI group (n = 246) Total (n = 287) p
   Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD  
Age y 52.1 11.1 50.5 14.2 50.7 13.8 0.4
Weight kg 85.0 18.2 78.1 18.4 79.2 18.5 0.03
BMI kg/m² 27.7 5.1 26.7 5.4 26.8 5.4 0.2
   n % n % n %  
Sex Male 28 68.3 % 113 45.9 % 141 49.1 % 0.01
  Female 13 31.7 % 133 54.1 % 146 50.9 %
Comorbidities None 20 48.8 % 136 55.3 % 156 54.4 %  
  1–3 17 41.5 % 95 38.6 % 112 39.0 %  
  4–5 3 7.3 % 4 1.6 % 7 2.4 %  
  ≥ 6 1 2.4 % 7 2.9 % 8 2.8 % 0.2
Diabetes mellitus   5 12.2 % 16 6.6 % 21 7.3 % 0.3
Immunosuppression   1 2.4 % 3 1.2 % 4 1.4 %  
Smoking   16 39.0 % 50 20.3 % 66 23.0 % 0.03
Drug abuse   7 17.1 % 12 4.9 % 19 6.6 % 0.01
  1. BMI body mass index, SSI surgical site infection, SD standard deviation