Table 1

Demographics and clinical characteristics of patients with ATC versus non ATC
Characteristic ATC group Non-ATC group P value
n (%) n (%)
Age Mean 28.9 (54.4) 30.2 (45.6) 0.375
  SD 9.85
Sex
  Male 79 (79.8) 70(84.3) 0.429
  Female 20 (20.2) 13 (15.7)
Occupation
  Employed/Salaried 3 (3.0) 2 (2.4)
  Student 10 (10.1) 8 (9.6)
  Peasant& business 43 (43.4) 46 (55.4) 0.593
  Boda boda riders 43 (43.4) 27 (32.5)
Level of education
  No education 5 (5.1) 3 (3.6)
  Primary education 63 (63.6) 61 (73.5) 0.308
  Secondary &tertiary 31 (31.3) 19 (22.9)
Cause of injury
  RTC 68 (68.7) 50 (60.2)
  Assault 30 (30.3) 30 (36.1) 0.356
  Fall 0 (0) 2 (2.4)
  Burn 1 (1.0) 1 (1.2)
Type of injury
  Blunt force 91 (91.9) 72 (86.7)
  Penetrating 8 (8.1) 11 (13.3) 0.517
ISS mean score (SD) 36.9(14.1) 26.9(10.9) 0.001
Time delay
Mean time(SD) hrs 4.5(4.2) 3.6(1.9) 0.05
1-6h time delay 93 (94) 75 (91) 0.152
7-12h time delay 6(6) 4(5)
13-24h time delay 0(0) 3(4)
Length of stay (LOS)
LOS mean (SD) days 11.2(3.5) 8.2(4.2) 0.001
Blood transfusion (whole blood)
Transfused 41 27 0.018
Acute renal injury
ARI 25 7 0.003

Mujuni et al.

Mujuni et al. BMC Emergency Medicine 2012 12:16   doi:10.1186/1471-227X-12-16

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