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Table 3 Burn characteristics and outcome in adults by presence of diabetes

From: Epidemiology of foot burns in a Dutch burn centre

  Diabetic (N = 8) Non-diabetic (N = 60) p value
Days till admission, median (range) 4 (0–49) 15 (0–49) 0.367
Referral, No (%)    0.088
 Admission to hospital > 1 day 7 (87.5) 49 (81.7)  
 Admission to hospital refused by patient 1 (12.5) 0 (0.0)  
 Day treatment 0 (0.0) 11 (18.3)  
Additional hospitalization, No (%)a 1 (12.5) 8 (13.6) 1.000
Median length of stay, days (range) 20 (4–41) 5 (1–30) 0.025
Complications, No (%)b 5 (62.5) 10 (17.5) 0.013
Treatment, No (%)a    0.549
 Graft 7 (87.5) 54 (91.5)  
 Necrotectomy only 0 (0.0) 1 (1.7)  
 Conservative 1 (12.5) 4 (6.8)  
Additional surgery, No (%)a 2 (25.0) 4 (6.8) 0.147
Complete epithelialization after first treatment, No (%)c 6 (85.7) 45 (83.3) 1.000
Days till complete epithelialization, median (range) 44 (17–93) 31 (10–192) 0.660
Take graft, No (%)d    
    0.365
 Good 6 (75.0) 48 (85.7)  
 Moderate 1 (12.5) 4 (7.1)  
 Inapplicable 1 (12.5) 4 (7.1)  
  1. aMissing for one non-diabetic patient
  2. bMissing for three non-diabetic patients. Infection, graft loss, delayed wound healing, hypertrophic scaring, scar contracture, amputation and shock
  3. cMissing for one diabetic patient and six non-diabetic patients
  4. dMissing for four non-diabetic patients