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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics

From: Serum lactate as a predictor of early outcomes among trauma patients in Uganda

Characteristic Kampala trauma score II pvalues
Total (n = 502) Severe (n = 108) Non-severe (n = 394)
Age, median (IQR) 28 (23, 33) 28 (23, 34) 28 (23, 33) 0.530
Sex, n (%)     
 Male 399 (79) 84 (78) 315 (80) 0.620
 Female 103 (21) 24 (22) 79 (20)
Occupation, n (%)     
 Salaried/wage 138 (28) 21 (19) 117 (30) 0.040
 Student 66 (13) 12 (11) 54 (14)
 Peasant 117 (23) 33 (31) 84 (21)
 Business 86 (17) 19 (18) 67 (17)
 Boda-boda (motorcyclist) 77 (15) 22 (20) 55 (14)
 Others 18 (4) 1 (1) 17 (4)
Education level, n (%)     
 None 59 (12) 23 (21) 36 (9) 0.010
 Primary 214 (43) 42 (39) 172 (44)
 Secondary 146 (29) 29 (27) 117 (30)
 Tertiary 83 (17) 14 (13) 69 (18)
Region injured, n (%)     
 Head/neck 233 (46) 77 (33) 156 (67) <0.001
 Face 126 (25) 39 (31) 87 (69) 0.003
 Thorax 53 (11) 25 (47) 28 (53) <0.001
 Abdomen/visceral pelvis 35 (7) 18 (51) 17 (49) 0.001
 Extremities/bony pelvis 195 (39) 36 (18) 159 (82) 0.19
 Skin 79 (16) 11 (14) 68 (86) 0.07
Cause of the trauma, n (%)     
 Road traffic crash 269 (56) 59 (21.93) 210 (78) <0.01
 Assault 165 (33) 36 (21.82) 129 (79)
 Gunshot 3 (1) 2 (66.67) 1 (33)
 Falls 34 (7) 3 (8.82) 31 (91)
 Burns 11 (2) 6 (54.55) 5 (46)
 Others 20 (4) 2 (10.00) 18 (90)
Type of injury, n (%)     
 Blunt trauma 443 (88) 93 (21) 350 (79) 0.04
 Penetrating 17 (4) 6 (35) 11 (65)
 Burns 10 (3) 5 (50) 5 (50)
 Others 32 (6) 4 (13) 28 (88)
Duration, median (IQR) 3 (2, 4) 3 (2, 4) 3 (2, 4) 0.5