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Table 1 Patient demographics

From: Burn size determines the inflammatory and hypermetabolic response

 

<40% TBSA burn group (n = 43)

40–59% TBSA burn group (n = 79)

60–79% TBSA burn group (n = 46)

>80% TBSA burn group (n = 21)

Age (years)

7.3 ± 0.8

7.9 ± 0.8

7.4 ± 0.7

8.8 ± 1.3

Gender (female/male)

19/24

31/48

19/27

7/14

Time to admission (days)

9 ± 2

7 ± 1

6 ± 1

3 ± 1*

Length of stay (days)

20 ± 2

26 ± 2

45 ± 5

70 ± 12*

TBSA (%)

34 ± 1

50 ± 1**

70 ± 1

87 ± 1*

Third-degree burn (%)

24 ± 2

36 ± 2**

60 ± 2

75 ± 5*

Length of stay/% TBSA (days/%)

0.55 ± 0.05

0.53 ± 0.03

0.64 ± 0.05

0.79 ± 0.13*

Operations (n)

2 ± 0.2

3 ± 0.2

6 ± 0.5

8 ± 1*

Inhalation injury (%)

30

28

46

71*

Ventilator (%)

0

10

15

35*

Infection (%)

5

18

15

19*

Sepsis (%)

0

5

24

38*

Mortality (%)

0

0

13

29*

  1. Data presented as the mean ± standard deviation or percentage. TBSA, total body surface area. * Significant difference between the >80% TBSA burn group compared with the <40% and 40–59% TBSA burn groups (P < 0.05). **Significant difference between 40–59% TBSA versus <40% TBSA burn group, P < 0.05. Significant difference between the 60–79% TBSA burn group compared with the <40% and 40–59% TBSA burn groups (P < 0.05).