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Table 1 Characteristics of polytraumatized patients

From: Incidence and underreporting of osseous wrist and hand injuries on whole-body computed tomographies at a level 1 trauma center

Variable No wrist/hand injuries Wrist/hand Injuries Total
n 447 59 506
Mean age, years (SD [range]) 53.4 (19.7 [18 to 98]) 49.9 (17.2 [18 to 88]) 53.0 (19.5 [18 to 98])
Gender, n (%)
 Male 324 (72.5) 45 (76.3) 369 (72.9)
 Female 123 (27.5) 14 (23.7) 137 (27.1)
ICU, n (%)
 Yes 147 (32.9) 22 (37.3) 169 (33.4)
 No 300 (67.1) 37 (62.7) 337 (66.6)
GCS at ER (SD [range]) 12.9 (4.3 [3 to 15]) 13.9 (2.9 [3 to 15]) 13.0 (4.2 [3 to 15])
GCS at ICU (SD [range]) 9.7 (5.9 [3 to 15]) 11.6 (5.4 [3 to 15]) 9.9 (5.9 [3 to 15])
Motorcycle accident, n (%)*
 Yes 45 (10.1) 13 (22.0) 58 (11.5)
 No 398 (89.0) 45 (76.3) 443 (87.5)
 Missing 4 (0.9) 1 (1.7) 5 (1.0)
Additional extremity injury, n (%)**
 Yes 165 (36.9) 58 (98.3) 223 (44.1)
 No 281 (62.9) 1 (1.7) 282 (55.8)
 Missing 1 (0.2) 0 1 (0.1)
  1. SD Standard Deviation, ICU Intensive Care Unit, GCS Glasgow Coma Scale, ER Emergency Room, *p = 0.006, **p < 0.001.