Table 3

Baseline characteristics of wound treatment

CharacteristicSterile
% total
(n=747)
Non-sterile
% total
(n=733)
Time to treatment
 Within 1 hour15.5%16.0%
 Between 1 and 6 hours74.6%74.1%
 Longer than 6 hours4.4%5.3%
 Unknown5.5%4.6%
Suture count
 1 or 232.4%36.2%
 3–550.7%46.0%
 6–1014.5%16.0%
 >102.4%1.8%
Subcutaneous suturing
 No86.3%89.1%
 Yes5.9%5.6%
 Unknown7.8%5.3%
Wound preparation
 Rinsing with water84.3%84.3%
 Removal of wound edges4.8%4.8%
 Debridement1.5%1.0%
 Removal of foreign bodies0.3%0.0%
 Unknown9.1%9.8%
Prescription of antibiotics at follow-up appointment
 No97.2%97.9%
 Yes1.7%0.8%
 Unknown1.1%1.3%