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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of study participants and their injuries (column percentage)

From: Getting back to work after injury: the UK Burden of Injury multicentre longitudinal study

  Attended ED (N=385) Admitted to hospital (N=271)
  N (%)   N (%)  
Study centre     
Swansea 87 (22.6)   56 (20.7)  
Bristol 93 (24.2)   56 (20.7)  
Nottingham 126 (32.7)   128 (47.2)  
Surrey 79 (20.5)   31 (11.4)  
Sex:male 216 (56.1)   193 (71.2)  
Age (median, IQR) 36 (27–48)   39 (27–50)  
16 to 35 years 186 (48.3)   115 (42.4)  
36 to 55 years 147 (38.2)   115 (42.4)  
56 to 65 years 52 (13.5)   41 (15.1)  
Ethnicity: White UK 356 (94.7)   254 (95.5)  
Deprivation ( Townsend score tertiles)   [21]   [10]
1 (least deprived) 127 (34.9)   81 (31.0)  
2 120 (33.0)   87 (33.3)  
3 (most deprived) 117 (32.1)   93 (35.6)  
Employment:     
Paid employment 333 (86.5)   215 (79.3)  
Self-employed 52 (13.5)   56 (20.7)  
Long-term illness: None 347 (90.6) [2] 251 (92.6)  
Place of injury   [6]   [1]
Home 95 (25.1)   60 (22.2)  
Work 76 (20.1)   44 (16.3)  
Road 73 (19.3)   72 (26.7)  
Sports grounds 55 (14.5)   44 (16.3)  
Other 80 (21.1)   50 (18.5)  
Type of injury     
Skull-brain injury 1 (0.3)   9 (3.3)  
Facial fracture, eye injury 18 (4.7)   11 (4.1)  
Spine, vertebrae 18 (4.7)   9 (3.3)  
Internal organ injury 0 (0.0)   3 (1.1)  
Upper extremity fracture 68 (17.7)   37 (13.7)  
Upper extremity, other injury 35 (9.1)   9 (3.3)  
Hip fracture 0 (0.0)   5 (1.8)  
Lower extremity, fracture 57 (14.8)   102 (37.6)  
Lower extremity, other injury 64 (16.6)   16 (5.9)  
Superficial injury, open wounds 94 (24.4)   35 (12.9)  
Burns 13 (3.4)   19 (7.0)  
Other injury 17 (4.4)   16 (5.9)  
Severity     
Minor 226 (58.7)   69 (25.5)  
Moderate or severe 159 (41.3)   202 (74.5)  
Injury intent: Unintentional 359 (96.2) [12] 237 (89.8) [7]
EQ5Dmoderate/serious problems     
Mobility 10 (2.6) [3] 11 (4.1)  
Self-care 1 (0.3) [3] 3 (1.1) [1]
Usual activities 10 (2.6) [4] 7 (2.6)  
Pain/Discomfort 47 (12.3) [2] 29 (10.7) [1]
Anxiety/Depression 24 (6.3) [3] 20 (7.4) [1]
EQ5D Index 1.00 (1.00-1.00) [5] 1.00 (1.00-1.00) [2]
EQ5D VAS 90 (80–97) [5] 90 (80–99)  
  1. [ ] missing values.