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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of patients with cervical spine injuries

From: Cervical spine injuries occurring at the beach: epidemiology, mechanism of injury and risk factors

  Females Males Total
Number 10 69 79
Age (yrs) Median (IQR) 54 (27-65) 52 (39-63) 53 (38-63)
Activity n, (%)
 Swimming 4 (40.0) 40 (57.9) 44 (55.7)
 Surfing 5 (50.0) 24 (34.7) 29 (36.7)
 Other 1 (10.0) 1 (1.4) 2 (2.5)
 Not recorded 0 4 (5.8) 4 (5.1)
Mechanism n, (%)
 Wave-forced impact 7 (70.0) 63 (91.3) 70 (88.6)
 Shallow water diving 3 (30.0) 6 (8.7) 9 (11.4)
Local resident n, (%)
 Yes 4 (40.0) 35 (50.7) 39 (49.4)
 No 4 (40.0) 34 (49.3) 38 (48.1)
 Unknown 2 (20.0) 0 2 (2.5)