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Table 2 Patterns of brain injury across the lifespan in Uganda

From: Patterns of traumatic brain injury and six-month neuropsychological outcomes in Uganda

Variable N (%)
Age in years, M (SD), range 29.34 (14.13), 1.16–68.72
GCS score, M (SD), range 12.91 (2.48), 6–15
Duration of admission in days, M (SD), range 4.93 (5.85), 1–55
Cause of injury  
 Motor vehicle accident 29 (17)
 Motorcycle accident 66 (38.6)
 Hit by object 58 (33.9)
 Bicycle 8 (4.7)
 Fell down 8 (4.7)
 Sports injury 2 (1.2)
Nature of injury  
 Open head injurya 56 (32.9)
 Closed head injury 114 (67.1)
 CT scan showing traumab 106 (73.6%)
Accident victim status  
 Driver 3 (1.8)
 Rider 59 (34.5)
 Passenger 24 (14)
 Pedestrian 66 (38.6)
Safety precaution  
 Helmet use among riders (n = 59) 18 (30.5)
 Under alcohol influence (n = 171) 16 (9.4)
  1. All figures are N (%) unless otherwise stated
  2. a1 non-response whether injury was open or closed
  3. bCT scan results available for 144 out of 171 cases