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Table 2 Patient characteristics included in the study

From: Quantifying the impact of inhalational burns: a prospective study

Demographics All patients
n (%)
Patients with inhalational injury n (%) Patients without inhalational injury n (%) p value, U
Number 202 (100) 35 (17.3) 167 (82.7)  
Age (years)
 Mean (SD) 43.1 (16.7) 38.8 (17.25) 44.1 (12.78)  
 Range 16–86 18–69 16–86  
 Median (IQR) 42 (29–56) 43(29–58) 35 (30–48) 0.176, U = 2451
%TBSA, median (IQR) 5 (2.38–13.0) 5 (2.5–12) 9 (0–66) 0.036, U = 3582
Facial burns 72 (35.6) 18 (51.4) 54 (32.3) 0.032
Upper body burns 162 (80.2) 21 (60.0) 141 (84.5) 0.001
Sex
 Male 128 (63.4) 26 (74.2) 102 (61.1)  
 Female 74 (36.6) 9 (25.7) 65 (38.9)  
Race
 Chinese 116 (57.4) 15 (42.8) 101(60.5)  
 Indian 19 (9.4) 3 (8.6) 16 (9.6)  
 Malay 22 (10.9) 4 (11.4) 18 (10.8)  
 Others 45 (22.2) 13 (37.1) 32 (19.2)  
  1. SD standard deviation, IQR interquartile range, %TBSA percentage of total body surface area