Table 2

Comparison of orthopaedic trauma patients followed-up at 12-months and patients lost to follow-up
Population characteristic Followed-up (n = 13,519) Lost to follow-up (n = 1,952)
Age group 15-24 years 1704 (12.6) 356 (18.2)
25-34 years 1672 (12.4) 404 (20.7)
35-44 years 1694 (12.5) 301 (15.4)
45-54 years 1655 (12.2) 220 (11.3)
55-64 years 1577 (11.7) 199 (10.2)
65-74 years 1480 (10.9) 157 (8.0)
75-84 years 2071 (15.3) 200 (10.3)
85+ years 1666 (12.3) 115 (5.9)
Gender Male 7361 (54.5) 1204 (61.7)
Female 6158 (45.5) 748 (38.3)
Mechanism of injury Low fall (<1 m) 5390 (39.9) 613 (31.4)
Motor vehicle 1869 (13.8) 339 (17.4)
High fall 1816 (13.4) 254 (13.0)
Motorcycle 1349 (10.0) 208 (10.7)
Pedestrian 579 (4.3) 122 (6.3)
Pedal cyclist 616 (4.6) 71 (3.6)
Collision with object or person 505 (3.7) 120 (6.1)
Other 1395 (10.3) 225 (11.5)
Injury group Isolated lower extremity fracture 5271 (39.0) 701 (35.9)
Isolated upper extremity fracture 2809 (20.8) 478 (24.5)
Spinal fractures only 1741 (12.9) 254 (13.0)
Multiple lower extremity fractures 972 (7.2) 123 (6.3)
Upper and lower extremity fractures 620 (4.6) 87 (4.5)
Soft tissue injury 540 (4.0) 94 (4.8)
Spine and lower extremity fractures 465 (3.4) 64 (3.3)
Multiple upper extremity fractures 440 (3.3) 69 (3.5)
Spine and upper extremity fracture 431 (3.2) 50 (2.6)
Spine, upper and lower extremity fractures 230 (1.7) 32 (1.6)
CCIa weight 0 9801 (72.5) 1489 (76.3)
1 2681 (19.8) 365 (18.7)
≥2 1037 (7.7) 98 (5.0)
FCIb score 0 10859 (80.3) 1675 (85.8)
1 1951 (14.4) 212 (10.9)
≥2 709 (5.2) 65 (3.3)
ICD-10c chapters 0 3515 (26.0) 554 (28.4)
1 2949 (21.8) 441 (22.6)
≥2 7055 (52.2) 957 (49.0)
Haagsma conditions [7] 0 8336 (61.7) 1259 (64.5)
1 3979 (29.4) 594 (30.4)
≥2 1204 (8.9) 99 (5.1)

aCCI, Charlson Comorbidity Index; bFCI, Functional Comorbidity Index; cICD-10, International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision.

Gabbe et al.

Gabbe et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:30   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-30

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