Table 1

Demographic and outcome data for adolescent trauma cases coded by Trauma Audit Research Network

Children’s MTCMixed MTCAdult MTCTotalP value
Total number (%)1777 (8.4%)11 319 (53.8%)7937 (37.7%)21 033
Age in years
Median (IQR)
13.3 (11.8–14.8)19.8 (16.9–22.3)20.7 (18.8–22.8)19.8 (16.7–22.3)<0.0001
Male n (%)1260 (70.9)8885 (78.5)6247 (78.7)16 392 (77.9)<0.0001
Female n (%)517 (29.1)2434 (21.5)1690 (21.3)4641 (22.1)
Physiological parameters at presentation Median (IQR)
 GCS*15 (14–15)15 (14–15)15 (14–15)15 (14–15)0.999
 Pulse90 (79–106)88 (75–102)88 (75–103)88 (75–103)<0.0001
 SBP mm Hg118 (109–127)126 (114–139)129 (116–142)126 (114–139)<0.0001
Comorbidity (Charlson Index) n (%)
 01572 (88.5)8929 (78.9)6382 (80.4)16 883 (80.3)<0.0001
 1–5113 (6.4)1233 (10.9)1024 (12.9)2370 (11.3)
 6–102 (0.1)26 (0.2)14 (0.2)42 (0.2)
 >101 (0.06)3 (0.03)3 (0.04)7 (0.03)
Most senior clinician n (%)
 Consultant1207 (67.9)9214 (81.4)5858 (73.8)16 279 (77.4)<0.0001
 Associate Spec.24 (1.4)51 (0.5)140 (1.8)215 (1.0)
 ST3+238 (13.4)535 (4.7)655 (8.3)1428 (6.8)
 FP/ST 1–248 (2.7)295 (2.6)343 (4.3)686 (3.3)
 Other260 (14.6)1224 (10.8)941 (11.9)2425 (11.5)
Mortality n (%)44 (2.5%)501 (4.4%)387 (4.9%)932 (4.4%)<0.0001
Length of stay
 LoS in days
 Median (IQR)
6 (4–11)6 (4–12)7 (4–12)6 (4–12)0.0003
 ICU LoS in days
 Median (IQR)
2 (1–5)2 (1–6)3 (1–8)2 (1–6)<0.0001
CT
 CT performed n (%)821 (46.2)7105 (62.8)5080 (64)13 006 (61.8)<0.0001
 Time to CT min
 Median (IQR)
40 (26–55)28 (19–44)23 (14–36)27 (17–42)<0.0001
  • Subcategorised by MTC type.

  • *Denotes no statistical difference between subcategorisation of MTC (only applicable to GCS).

  • FP, foundation programme trainee; ICU, intensive care unit; LoS, length of stay; MTC, major trauma centre; SBP, systolic blood pressure; ST, specialty trainee.