Table 1

Study characteristics

JTTR (2006–2013)TARN (2006–2014)
Number of cases3654127 233
Male N, %3593 (98.3%)70 747 (55.6%)
Age, median (IQR)24 (21–29)61.4 (43.1–80.0)
ISS, median (IQR)5 (2–16)9 (9–16)
Mortality2.1%5.7%
Mechanism of injury N,%Explosive 2012, 55.1%
GSW 1252, 34.3%
Fall <2 m 18 141, 14.3%
RTC 27 915, 21.9%
Injured body region N,%Lower limb 1317, 36.0%
Upper limb 593, 16.2%
Limb 43 989, 34.6%
Head 24 732, 19.4%
Priority One N,%1738, 47.6%24 791, 19.5%
  • GSW, Gun shot wound; JTTR, Joint Theatre Trauma Registry; RTC, Road traffic collision; TARN, Trauma Audit Research Network.