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Table 1 Baseline patient characteristics

From: Epidemiology of paediatric trauma in Norway: a single-trauma centre observational study

  All patients Direct admissions Transfers from local hospital ISS > 15
Total, n (%) 873 (100) 821 (94) 52 (6) 128 (15)
Mechanism of injury, n (%)
 Transport 532 (61) 505 (62) 27 (52) 77 (60)
 Violence 28 (3) 24 (3) 4 (8) 5 (4)
 Fall 233 (27) 217 (26) 16 (31) 28 (22)
 Others 79 (9) 75 (9) 4 (8) 18 (14)
 Unknown 1 (< 1) 0 1 (2) 0
Injury Severity Score (ISS), n (%)
 Minor injury ISS 1–8 599 (68) 590 (72) 9 (17)
 Moderate injury ISS 9–15 146 (17) 127 (15) 19 (37)
 Severe injury ISS > 15 128 (15) 104 (13) 24 (46)
New Injury Severity Score (NISS), n (%)
 Minor injury NISS 1–8 573 (65) 565 (69) 8 (15)
 Moderate injury NISS 9–15 129 (15) 117 (14) 12 (23)
 Severe injury NISS > 15 171 (20) 139 (17) 32 (62)
Intubated prior to hospital arrival, n (%)
 No 776 (89) 752 (91) 24 (46) 76 (60)
 Yes 54 (6) 48 (6) 6 (12) 35 (27)
 Unknown/missing 43 (5) 21 (3) 22 (42) 17 (13)
 Patients on ventilator, n (%) 86 (10) 72 (9) 14 (27) 51 (40)
 Patients admitted to ICU, n (%) 203 (23) 180 (22) 23 (44) 70 (55)
Length of stay
 < 3 days 566 (65) 556 (68) 10 (19) 17 (13)
 > 3 days 307 (35) 265 (32) 42 (81) 111 (87)