Table 2

Demographic differences between those nursed and not nursed on low-friction (LF) sheets within the LF cohort

On sheetsNot on sheets
(N=107)(N=24)
Centre (proportion (%))
 A22/107 (21)5/24 (21)
 B39/107 (37)12/24 (50)
 C46/107 (43)7/24 (29)
Ethnicity (proportion white British (%))90/107 (84)16/24 (67)
Age in years (median (IQR))41 (15–64) n=10742 (20–61) n=24
TBSA (median (IQR))4 (1.5–10.0) n=1072.5 (1–7.0) n=24
Gender (proportion male (%))64/107 (60)14/24 (58)
Burn type (proportion scalds (%))33/107 (31)4/24 (17)
Location (proportion (%))
 Head and neck34/107 (32)6/24 (25)
 Anterior chest29/107 (27)5/24 (21)
Posterior chest or back23/107 (22)0/24 (0)
 Upper limb39/107 (36)9/24 (38)
 Hand or wrist23/107 (22)8/24 (33)
 Abdomen15/107 (14)3/24 (13)
 Buttocks6/107 (6)3/24 (13)
 Perineum2/107 (2)0/24 (0)
 Lower limb52/107 (49)11/24 (46)
 Foot or ankle22/107 (21)4/24 (17)
Significant comorbidity (proportion yes (%))25/107 (23)11/24 (46)
ASA grade (proportion normal healthy patient (%))50/107 (47)9/24 (38)
Weight of patient (median (IQR))71.8 (54.2–86.0) n=10771.5 (60.0–85.9) n=24
Perioperative antibiotics (proportion yes (%))75/107 (70)10/24 (42)
Time to first graft in days (median (IQR))1 (0–4) n=1072 (1–5)n=24
  • Text highlighted in bold shows 95% CI not crossing 1 in two-sample proportion tests.

  • ASA, American Society of Anesthesiology; TBSA, total body surface area.