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Table 1 Differences between trauma before cancer (TBC) and trauma after cancer (TAC) groups

From: A comparison between survival from cancer before and after a physical traumatic injury: physical trauma before cancer is associated with decreased survival

  TBC (n = 251) TAC (n = 247) p-value
Age (years) at time of Traumatic injury 68.7 ± 14.6 76.2 ± 12.0 <0.001
Age (years) at time of cancer diagnosis 71.6 ± 14.4 73.22 ± 12.1 0.18
% Male 121 (48 %) 82 (33 %) 0.001
Injury Severity Score (ISS) 7.2 ± 4.6 8.3 ± 5.0 0.01
% Fall 162 (67 %) 207 (87 %) <0.001
% Motor Vehicle Crash (MVC) 43 (18 %) 17 (7 %) <0.001
Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI) 2.98 ± 1.8 3.91 ± 1.7 <0.001
% Trauma Related Surgery 96 (40 %) 106 (44 %) 0.28
% Transfused PRBC due to trauma 36 (15 %) 54 (23 %) 0.03
% Transfused PRBC due to anemia 7 (3 %) 18 (8 %) 0.02
% Died from physical trauma 2 (1 %) 4 (2 %) <0.001
% Died from Cancer 126 (50 %) 57 (23 %) <0.001
Survival time from cancer diagnosis (years) 2.0 ± 2.0 4.5 ± 2.5 <0.001
Time between trauma and cancer diagnosis (years) 2.9 ± 2.9 1.7 ± 2.6 <0.001