Table 2

Characteristics of STAR and AHTR cohort

CharacteristicSTARAHTR
Total records17863980
Gender
 Female244 (13.7%)1250 (31.4%)
 Male1542 (86.3%)2730 (68.6%)
Age in years at event; mean (SD)36.2 (17.4)49.8 (21.9)
Cause of injury
 Burns—all types49 (2.7%)172 (4.3%)
 Cause with systemic effect (drowning, suffocation, asphyxia and electrical injury)9 (0.5%)28 (0.7%)
 Falls—both high and low595 (33.3%)1409 (35.4%)
 Motor vehicle occupants664 (37.2%)841 (21.1%)
 Motorcyclists85 (4.8%)360 (9.0%)
 Other specified external cause35 (2.0%)202 (5.1%)
 Pedal cyclist—rider or passenger5 (0.3%)276 (6.9%)
 Pedestrian177 (9.9%)215 (5.4%)
 Penetrating wounds including gunshots and stabbing81 (4.5%)161 (4.0%)
 Struck by object or person86 (4.8%)306 (7.7%)
 Unspecified external cause0 (0.0%)10 (0.3%)
Injury Severity Score range
 <121365 (76.4%)2609 (65.6%)
 12–25369 (20.7%)1098 (27.6%)
 26–4045 (2.5%)202 (5.1%)
 >407 (0.4%)71 (1.8%)
  • There was a statistically significant p value of <0.001 in all categories.

  • AHTR, Alfred Hospital Trauma Registry; STAR, Saudi TraumA Registry.