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Table 1 Characteristics of trauma patients with tibia bone gap

From: Distraction by a monotube fixator to achieve limb lengthening: predictive factors for tibia trauma

Features Frequency (%) Significant level (p value)
Age (year) 37.2 ±10.3 0.404
Sex   
  Male 16.0 (44.4) 0.134
  Female 20.0 (55.6)
Occupation   
  Skilled 15.0 (41.7) 0.650
  Unskilled 21.0 (58.3)
Etiology   
RTA- MCA 18.0 (50.0) 0.007
   MVA 8.0 (22.2)
   Pedestrian 4.0 (11.1)
Occupational hazard 6.0 (16.7)
Body Side Affected   
   Right 12.0 (33.3) 0.030
   Left 24.0 (66.7)
Hospital Stay 109 ± 59.9  
  < 28 day 2.0 (5.6) 0.716
  ≥ 29 day 34.0 (94.4)
Follow up period 9.7 ± 5.3 0.021
0-6 months 14.0 (38.9)
7-12 months 10.0 (27.8)
13-18 months 12.0 (33.3)  
  1. N.B: RTA = Road Traffic accident, MVA = Motor Vehicle Accident, MCA = Motor Cycle Accident.