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Table 1 Patient and Event Characteristics

From: Disparities in triage and management of the homeless and the elderly trauma patient

  Homeless Geriatric All Other Patients
N N N
Number of patients 248 (3%) 2545 (30%) 5638 (67%)
Age
  < 65 years 230   5638
65 years and older 18 2545  
Gender
Female 30 (12%) 1249 (49%) 1536 (27%)
Male 218 (88%) 1296 (51%) 4102 (73%)
Hospital Length of Stay (days)
Mean ± SD 11.7 ± 21.4 5.5 ± 7.5 4.2 ± 7.2
Median 4 3 2
Range 1 to 145 1 to 136 1 to 143
ISS
Mean ± SD 11.3 ± 11.0 10.5 ± 7.7 9.5 ± 9.0
Median 9 9 6
Range 1 to 75 1 to 75 1 to 75
Non-Trauma Activated Patients 23% 41% 16%
ICU Admit 113 (46%) 1052 (41%) 1648 (29%)
Positive BAC screen 122/232 (53%) 201/1884 (11%) 1523/5021 (30%)
Positive Drug Screen 72/110 (66%) 17/214 (8%) 442/1480 (30%)
Deaths 12 (5%) 175 (7%) 152 (3%)