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Table 1 Patients’ characteristics according to infection or non-infection in the study

From: Is there a relationship between wound infections and laceration closure times?

Characters   Number of infection  
Yes (%) No (%) P-values*
Age [median (mean ± SD)] 34.0 (34.6 ± 9.6) 34.0 (38.0 ± 15.1) 0.73**
Race
  African American 1 (10%) 94 (32.8%) 0.0005
  Hispanic 7 (70%) 188 (65.5%)  
  White 2 (20%) 5 (1.7%)  
Gender
  Male 8 (80%) 216 (75.3%) 0.73
  Female 2 (20%) 71 (24.7%)  
Location
  Scalp 0 (0%) 26 (9.1%) 0.33
  Face 1 (10%) 83 (28.9%)  
  Trunk 0 (0%) 6 (2.1%)  
  Extremity 4 (40%) 56 (19.5%)  
  Hand 5 (50%) 116 (40.4%)  
Mechanism
  Sharp 9 (90%) 242 (84.3%) 0.62
  Crush 1 (10%) 45 (15.7%)  
Co-morbidities
  None 7 (70%) 257 (89.5%) 0.15
  Diabetes 1 (10%) 9 (3.2%)  
  Immunocompromised 0 (0%) 5 (1.7%)  
  Other 2 (20%) 16 (5.6%)  
Anesthesia
  Lidocaine 1% 7 (70%) 239 (83.3%) 0.54
  Lidocaine with epinephrine 1 (10%) 16 (5.6%)  
  Digital block 2 (20%) 32 (11.1%)  
Suture
  0 = Nonabsorbable only 10 (100%) 256 (89.2%) 0.54
  1 = Absorbable 0 (0%) 7 (2.4%)  
  2 = Staples 0 (0%) 24 (8.4%)  
  1. *Chi-square or Fisher’sexact test.
  2. ** Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney test.