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Table 3 Overall clinical characteristics of patients with major trauma

From: Identification of haplotype tag single nucleotide polymorphisms within the nuclear factor-κB family genes and their clinical relevance in patients with major trauma

Clinical characteristics Patient data (n = 753)
Mean age ± SD, years 41.2 ± 13.3
Age range, years 18 to 65
Males/females, n 603/150
Mean ISS ± SD 22.2 ± 9.5
 ≥16 to <25, n 446
 ≥25, n 307
Injured body regions, n  
 Head 392
 Thorax 439
 Abdomen 254
 Extremities 442
Number of regions injured, n  
 Two 322
 Three 185
 All four 43
Organ dysfunction, n (%) 327 (43.4%)
 One, n 229
 Two, n 68
 Three or above, n 30
Sepsis, n (%) 311 (41.3%)
Source of infection (%)  
 Respiratory tract infection 42.2
 Primary bloodstream infection 20.2
 Urinary tract infection 18.4
 Catheter-associated infection 9.7
 Wound infection 7.6
 Others* 1.9
Pathogens (positive blood cultures), %  
 Gram-negative 17.0
 Gram-positive 11.6
 Fungi 3.5
 Mixed Gram-negative and Gram-positive 10.6
Negative blood cultures 57.2
  1. *Other sites of infection included soft-tissue infection, bone infection and ear infection. ISS, injury severity score.