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Table 1 Demographics and patient characteristics by type of degloving injury

From: Patterns and management of degloving injuries: a single national level 1 trauma center experience

  Overall (n = 178) Open (n = 142) Close (n = 36) P
Age; years (mean ± SD) 30.5 ± 12.8 30.2 ± 13.1 31.9 ± 11.9 0.51
Males 162 (91 %) 129 (91.5) 33 (91.7) 0.97
Nationality     
 Qatari 28 (16.7 %) 25 (18.3) 3 (9.7) 0.08 for all
 Non-nationals 140 (83.3 %) 112 (81.7) 28 (90.3)
Mechanism of Injury     0.63 for all
 Motor vehicle crashes 97 (54.5 %) 80 (56.3) 17 (47.2)
 Fall from height 23 (12.9 %) 16 (11.3) 7 (19.4)
 Pedestrian injuries 22 (12.4 %) 16 (11.3) 6 (16.7)
 Fall of heavy objects 16 (9.0 %) 13 (9.2) 3 (8.3)
 Others 20 (11.2) 17 (12 %) 3 (8 %)  
Associated injuries     
 Head 41 (23 %) 36 (25.4) 5 (13.9) 0.15
 Lower extremity 72 (40.4 %) 58 (40.8) 14 (38.9) 0.83
 Upper extremity 34 (19 %) 28 (19.7) 6 (16.7) 0.67
 Pelvic fracture 30 (17 %) 19 (13.4) 11 (30.6) 0.01
 Spinal 25 (14.2 %) 21 (15.0) 4 (11.1) 0.55
 Solid organ injury 14 (7.9 %) 9 (6.3) 5 (13.9) 0.13
 Facial 14 (8 %) 14 (9.9) 0.0 0.05
 Chest 10 (5.7 %) 7 (5.0) 3 (8.3) 0.44
 Bowel 6 (3.4 %) 3 (2.1) 3 (8.3) 0.09
Injury severity score (mean ± SD) 13.80 ± 10.9 13.11 ± 10.2 16.5 ± 13.04 0.09
Degloving injury sizea (n = 37) 90 (18–1080)b 75 (18–741) 380 (36–1080) 0.003
Anatomic site of DSTIc     
 Head/Neck 66 (37.3 %) 65 (46.1) 1 (2.8) 0.001
 Lower extremity 78 (44 %) 55 (39.0) 23 (63.9) 0.007
 Upper extremity 13 (7.4 %) 12 (8.6) 1 (2.9) 0.24
 Back 24 (13.5 %) 12 (8.5) 12 (33.3) 0.001
 Perineum 8 (4.6 %) 6 (4.3) 2 (5.7) 0.72
 Abdomen 6 (3.6 %) 4 (2.8) 2 (5.6 %) 0.41
  1. aCT volume in cc, bdata present as median and range, cthere are overlapped sites