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Table 4 Association between the timing of surgical debridement and the rate of surgical site infections

From: The effect of early versus delayed surgical debridement on the outcome of open long bone fractures at Bugando Medical Centre, Mwanza, Tanzania

Timing of surgical debridement Surgical site infections
  Present (n, %) Absent (n, %) Total (n, %)
Early (≤ 6 h of injury) 3 (33.3) 60 (44.8) 63 (44.1)
Late (> 6 h of injury) 6 (66.7) 74 (55.2) 80 (55.9)
Total 9 (100.0) 134 (100.0) 143 (100)
  1. Pearson’s chi square (X2) = 0.448, p-value = 0.503