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Table 5 Significant differences in length of stay (LOS) in the hospital and associated injuries among obese and normal-weight patients

From: Traumatic injuries among adult obese patients in southern Taiwan: a cross-sectional study based on a trauma registry system

Variables Obese BMI ≥ 30 n = 880 Normal 25 > BMI ≥ 18.5 n = 5391 P
LOS (days)
Cerebral contusion 0.8 ± 8.7 16.5 ± 14.9 0.002
Orbital fracture 7.4 ± 6.2 11.7 ± 7.9 0.033
Pelvic fracture 25.8 ± 18.1 17.0 ± 12.7 0.010
Tibial fracture 19.8 ± 16.4 13.6 ± 12.1 0.002
Fibular fracture 18.3 ± 12.9 13.6 ± 11.9 0.027