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Table 1 Demographics and clinical characteristics. Data are expressed as median (interquartile range)

From: Injury patterns and causes of death in 953 patients with penetrating abdominal war wounds in a civilian independent non-governmental organization hospital in Lashkargah, Afghanistan

CharacteristicsTotal (n = 953)BI (n = 589)SI (n = 246)SW (n = 97)MI (n = 21)P values
Age (years)23 (17–30)25 (20–30)19 (10–28)25 (20–28)21 (15–25)< 0.001^
Men (N, %)838 (87.9)524 (89)204 (82.9)91 (93.8)19 (90.5)0.021§
Injury severity score16 (9–25)16 (16–25)22 (16–39)9 (9–18)18 (16–25)< 0.001^
Length of stay8 (6–12)8 (6–13)8 (6–12)6 (5–7)8 (3–11)< 0.001^
Time since injury°5.45.14.46.28.20.005^
Associated injuries (n, %)399 (41.8)242 (41)117 (47.5)29 (29.8)12 (57.1)< 0.005§
  1. *Data expressed as N (percent)
  2. °Data expressed as mean (hours)
  3. ^Kruskal-Wallis test
  4. §χ2 test