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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: A longitudinal study on quality of life after injury in children

   Attrition
Total n = 204 12 Month Complete n = 149 Lost to Follow-Up n = 55 ORa (95 % CI)
Baseline HRQoL
 Mean (SD) 90.7 (±8.9) 91.3 (±8.3) 89.0 (±10.3) 1.0 (0.9, 1.1)
Hospitalization Status n (%)
 Emergency Department 144 (70.6) 108 (72.5) 35 (66.0) 0.7 (0.4, 1.4)
 Hospitalized 60 (29.4) 41 (27.5) 20 (34.0)  
Length of Stay (days)
 Median (25 %, 75 %) 2.7 (1.5, 6.8) 2.5 (1.5, 5.0) 3.8 (1.8, 10.6) 0.9 (0.8, 1.0)
 Range 0.2 – 43.4 0.2 – 14.9 0.2 – 43.4
Sex n (%)
 Male 127 (62.3) 96 (64.4) 31 (56.4) 1.4 (0.7, 2.6)
 Female 77 (37.7) 53 (35.6) 24 (43.6) Ref
Age (years)
 Median (25 %, 75 %) 7.1 (3.6, 11.7) 7.3 (3.7, 11.9) 6.8 (3.0, 11.6) 1.0 (0.9, 1.1)
 Range 0.1 - 16.9 0.3 – 16.9 0.1 – 16.6  
Age Category n (%)
 0 – 5 years 84 (41.2) 62 (41.6) 22 (40.0) 0.9 (0.4, 2.0)
 6 – 10 year 66 (32.4) 46 (30.9) 20 (36.4) 0.7 (0.3, 1.6)
 11 -16 years 54 (26.5) 41 (27.5) 13 (23.6) Ref
PaedCTAS n (%)
 1 (requires resuscitation) 11 (5.4) 8 (5.4) 3 (5.5) 0.4 (0.0, 4.6)
 2 38 (18.6) 28 (18.8) 10 (18.2) 0.4 (0.0, 3.7)
 3 43 (21.1) 30 (20.1) 13 (23.6) 0.3 (0.0, 3.0)
 4 104 (51.0) 76 (51.0) 28 (50.9) 0.4 (0.0, 3.3)
 5 (non-urgent) 8 (3.9) 7 (4.7) 1 (1.8) Ref
Income Quintile n (%)
 1 (lowest income quintile) 25 (12.3) 12 (8.1) 13 (23.6) 0.3 (0.1, 0.7)
 2 25 (12.3) 16 (10.7) 9 (16.4) 0.5 (0.2, 1.4)
 3 43 (21.1) 37 (24.8) 6 (10.9) 1.8 (0.6, 4.9)
 4 39 (19.1) 28 (18.8) 11 (20.0) 0.7 (0.3, 1.8)
 5 (highest income quintile) 72 (35.3) 56 (37.6) 16 (29.1) Ref
Injury Type
 Head injury 18 (8.8) 12 (8.1) 6 (11.3) 1.2 (0.3, 4.9)
 Lower extremity fracture 25 (12.3) 15 (10.1) 10 (18.9) 0.9 (0.3, 3.3)
 Major trauma 16 (7.8) 13 (8.8) 3 (5.7) 2.6 (0.5, 13.0)
 Minor external injury 77 (37.7) 57 (38.5) 20 (37.7) 1.7 (0.6, 5.3)
 Upper extremity fracture 49 (24.0) 41 (27.7) 8 (15.1) 3.1 (0.9, 10.9)
 Otherb 18 (9) 10 (6.8) 6 (11.3) Ref
 Missing 1 (0.5) 1 (1.0) 2 (2.3)  
  1. aOR from logistic regression, odds of returning 12 month survey
  2. bCategories with cell size < 5 were collapsed into, other this category includes Major Burn, Hand or foot amputation, Head Trauma, Ingestion/chocking, Internal organ injury, Spinal fracture