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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the ICU trauma admissions

From: Trauma admissions to the Intensive care unit at a reference hospital in Northwestern Tanzania

Study variable Trauma admission Total admission
Number (N/%) 312 (37.1) 841 (100)
Sex (Male: Female ratio) 5.5: 1 1.2:1
Median age (in years) 27 30
Modal age group (years) 21-30 31-40
Source of admission (N/%)   
   ° A & E department 189 (60.6) 301 (35.8)
   ° OR/PACU 73 (23.4) 385 (45.8)
   ° Wards 33 (10.3) 132 (15.7)
   ° Other hospital s 17 (5.7) 22 (2.6)
   ° Unspecified - 1 (0.1)
Timing of admission   
   ° Immediately 111 (35.6) 365 (43.4)
   ° Delayed 201 (64.4) 476 (56.6)
Type of admission (N/%)   
   ° Emergency 297 (95.2) 573 (68.1)
   ° Elective 15 (4.8) 268 (31.9)
Length of hospital stay (N/%)   
   ° < 3 days 110 (35.1) 370 (44.0)
   ° ≥ 3 days 202 (64.9) 471 (56.0)
Mortality rate (%) 102 (32.7) 158 (18.8)
  1. Keys: A & E = Accident and Emergency; OR = Operating Room; PACU = Post Anaesthesia Care Unit