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Table 2 Descriptive data for first injury and the recurrent injury, year 1999 to 2012

From: Trauma recidivism at an emergency department of a Swedish medical center

  First injuries Recurrent injuries P-value
Number 58,922 (59.8 %) 39,580 (40.2 %)  
Proportion outpatient/in-hospital 82.9 %/17.1 % 78.5 %/21.5 % 0.001
Hospital days mean ± SD 9.7 ± 17.0 10.6 ± 16.4 0.001
Total hospital days 97,768 (52 %) 90,271 (48 %)  
Injury types
 Fracture 14,439 (24.5 %) 9,728 (24.6 %)  
 Contusion 12,351 (21.0 %) 9,402 (23.8 %)  
 Wound 13,039 (22.1 %) 8,692 (22.0 %)  
 Sprain 10,648 (18.1 %) 5,998 (15.2 %)  
 Concussion 1,862 (3.2 %) 1,161 (2.9 %)  
 Foreign body 1,420 (2.4 %) 1,283 (3.2 %)  
 Thermo 730 (1.2 %) 465 (1.2 %)  
 Overstrain 650 (1.1 %) 448 (1.1 %)  
 Poison 541 (0.9 %) 805 (2.0 %)  
 Other 3,242 (5.5 %) 1,598 (4.0 %)