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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the studied population

From: Distribution and treatment of clavicular fractures in monotrauma and polytrauma patients

  Monotrauma N = 154 Polytrauma N = 155 P value
Age overall years (SD) 37.3 (17.1) 47.7 (20.8) <0.001
Gender Male (%) 118 (76.6%) 106 (68.4%) N.S.
HET* (%) 36 (23.4%) 110 (71.0%) <0.001
ISS** (SD) 4.1 (0.24) 29.2 (10.2) <0.001
Mortality during admission (%) 0 (0%) 32 (20.6%) <0.001
Admission department Surgery ward 37 (24.0%) 28 (18.1%) N.S.
  Intensive care 0 (0%) 61 (39.4%) <0.001
  Medium care 0 (0%) 41 (26.5%) <0.001
  Operation room 1 (0.6%) 20 (12.9%) <0.001
  Not admitted 116 (75.3%) 0 (0%) <0.001
  Unknown 0 (0%) 5 (3.2%) <0.001
Trauma mechanism Traffic 58 (37.7%) 100 (64.5%) <0.001
  Fall from height 1 (0.6%) 46 (29.7%) <0.001
  Sports 61 (39.6%) 3 (1.9%) <0.001
  Other 34 (22.1%) 6 (3.9%) <0.001
Concomitant fractures of thorax and upper extremity Costae    96 (61.9%) N.A.
Scapula    23 (14.8%) N.A.
Sternum    20 (12.9%) N.A.
  Humerus    9 (5.8%) N.A.
  1. *HET; Patients involved in a high energy trauma **ISS; Injury of Severity Score, Mean noted with ±, standard deviation, N.S.; not significant, N.A.; not applicable.