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Table 3 Injury characteristics of study population by severity of trauma among trauma patients attending Mulago Hospital

From: Serum interleukin-6 level as an early marker of injury severity in trauma patients in an urban low-income setting: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic Severe trauma, N = 80 Mild trauma, N = 79 P-value
Body region injured, n (%)    
 Head and/or Neck 55 (68.75) 27 (34.18) <0.001
 Face 15 (18.75) 19 (24.05) 0.45
 Thorax 17 (21.25) 11 (13.92) 0.23
 Abdomen/visceral pelvis 4 (5.00) 5 (6.33) 0.72
 Extremities/bony pelvis 27 (33.75) 28 (35.44) 0.82
 External (Skin) 30 (37.50) 30 (37.97) 0.95
Cause of injury, n (%)    
 Road traffic crush 57 (71.25) 51 (64.56) 0.14
 Assault 19 (23.75) 15 (18.99)  
 Falls 3 (3.75) 10 (12.66)  
 Burns 1 (1.25) 3 (3.80)  
Type of injury, n (%)    
 Penetrating 32 (40.00) 30 (37.97) 0.59
 Blunt force 47 (58.75) 46 (58.23)  
 Burn 1 (1.25) 3 (3.80)  
Role of crash victim, n (%)    
 Driver 14 (17.50) 13 (16.46) 0.36
 Passenger 13 (16.25) 20 (25.32)
 Pedestrian 29 (30.00) 20 (25.32)