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Table 1 Demographics for trauma patients undergoing abdominal CT scan Pre- and post-IF protocol implementation

From: Improving patient notification of solid abdominal viscera incidental findings with a standardized protocol

  All patients   IF patients  
  Pre- protocol N =  687 Post- protocol N =  430 P value Pre- protocol N =  140 Post- protocol N =  99 P value
Age in years, mean (SD) 43.5 (19.7) 46.9 (20.8) 0.01 59.4 (18.8) 62.5 (19.9) 0.21
Male Gender, N (%) 489 (71.2%) 292 (67.9) 0.25 93 (66.4%) 68 (68.7) 0.71
Race, N (%)    0.4    0.99
White 561 (81.7) 335 (77.9)   121 (86.4) 84 (84.9)  
Hispanic 62 (9.0) 49 (11.4)   11 (7.9) 8 (8.1)  
African American 30 (4.4) 17 (4.0)   2 (1.4) 2 (2.0)  
Other 12 (1.8) 8 (1.86)   2 (1.4) 2 (2.0)  
Unknown 22 (3.2) 21 (4.9)   4 (2.9) 3 (3.0)  
Insurance, N (%)    <0.01    0.95
Private 105 (15.3) 59 (13.7)   24 (17.2) 8 (18.2)  
Medicaid 64 (9.3) 27 (6.3)   6 (4.3) 6 (6.1)  
Medicare 77 (11.2) 66 (15.4)   28 (20.0) 23 (23.2)  
No Fault Auto 346 (50.4) 248 (57.7)   66 (47) 43 (43.4)  
Self Pay 34 (5.0) 10 (2.3)   7 (5.0) 4 (4.0)  
Other 61 (8.9) 20 (4.7)   9 (6.4) 5 (5.1)  
Mean ISS (SD) 15.8 (11.6) 17.3 (12.0) 0.04 16.3 (11.4) 17.7 (11.8) 0.38