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Table 3 Characteristics of patients’ burn injuries by responsea at 2 months

From: Follow-up in patients with a burn-related emergency department visit: a feasibility study

  ED patients Responders at 2 months Non-responders at 2 months P value difference by response
  (n = 87) (n = 30) (n = 55)  
Etiology (%) 0.472
 Scald 30 (35) 8 (27) 21 (38)  
 Flame 10 (12) 3 (10) 7 (13)  
 Other 47 (54) 19 (63) 27 (49)  
Firework (%) 30 (35) 11 (37) 16 (29) 0.477
Median TBSAb (25th and 75th percentile) 1.0 (0.2–1.0) 0.5 (0.15–1.0) 1.0 (0.5–2) 0.155
Setting (%)c 0.174
 Kitchen 14 (16) 2 (7) 12 (22)  
 Bathroom 2 (2) 1 (3) 1 (2)  
 Garden 1 (1) 0 1 (2)  
 Surroundings home 34 (39) 11 (37) 23 (42)  
 Work 7 (8) 3 (10) 4 (7)  
 Other setting 29 (33) 13 (43) 14 (26)  
Body regions affected (%)d
 Head/face 24 (28) 10 (33) 14 (26) 0.460
 Neck 5 (6) 1 (3) 4 (7) 0.652
 Trunk 15 (17) 6 (20) 9 (16) 0.764
 Arm 12 (14) 6 (20) 6 (11) 0.330
 Hand 35 (40) 9 (30) 26 (47) 0.167
 Leg 9 (10) 6 (20) 3 (6) 0.061
 Feet 4 (5) 2 (7) 2 (4) 0.611
Inhalation trauma (suspected) (%) 3 (3) 0 3 (6) 0.549
  1. Percentages rounded up to nearest integer
  2. aResponse was calculated in 85 patients, excluding 2 patients with undeliverable questionnaires
  3. bOne missing value (in non-responders)
  4. cBathroom, garden and surroundings home were combined to one category in statistical testing
  5. dMore than one affected body region per patient is possible
  6. ED emergency department, TBSA total body surface area