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Table 2 Outcomes in 82 patients with foot burns by age group

From: Epidemiology of foot burns in a Dutch burn centre

  Adult patients (N = 68) Paediatric patients (N = 14) p value
Days till admission, median (range) 14.5 (0–49) 11 (0–17) 0.095
Referral, No (%)    0.141
 Admission to hospital > 1 day 56 (82.4) 9 (64.3)  
 Admission to hospital refused by patient/parents 1 (1.5) 1 (7.1)  
 Day treatment 11 (16.2) 4 (28.6)  
Readmittance to hospital, No (%)a 9 (13.4) 0 (0.0) 0.342
Median length of stay, days (range) 6.0 (1–41) 5.0 (1–7) 0.012
Treatmentb    
    0.065
 Graft 61 (91.0) 10 (71.4)  
 Necrotectomy only 1 (1.5) 0 (0.0)  
 Conservative 5 (7.5) 3 (21.4)  
 Other 0 (0.0) 1 (7.1)  
Additional surgery, No (%)b 6 (9.0) 0 (0.0) 0.583
Take graft, No (%)c    0.240
 Good 54 (84.4) 10 (76.9)  
 Moderate 5 (7.8) 0 (0.0)  
 Inapplicable 5 (7.8) 3 (23.1)  
Complete epithelialization, No (%)e 51 (83.6) 10 (83.3) 1.000
Residual defect, No (%)d 21 (32.8) 2 (16.7) 0.327
Days till complete epithelialization, median (range) 31 (10–192) 29.5 (24–33) 0.613
Complications, No (%)f 15 (23.1) 3 (27.3) 0.716
  1. aMissing for one adult and one paediatric patient
  2. bMissing for one adult patient
  3. cMissing for four adults and one paediatric patient. Good: >90 %; moderate: 50–90 %; inapplicable: <50 %
  4. dMissing for four adults and two paediatric patients
  5. eMissing for seven adults and two paediatric patients
  6. fMissing for three adults and three paediatric patients. Infection, graft loss, delayed wound healing, hypertrophic scaring, scar contracture, amputation and shock