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Table 3 Presence of precipitating events for NF by ethnicity in reviewed patients

From: Risk factors, microbiological findings and outcomes of necrotizing fasciitis in New Zealand: a retrospective chart review

Precipitating events European (n=122) Maori (n=47) Pacific (n=60) Others (n=17) Total (n=247) p-value
  No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %  
Traditional tattooing 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 6.7 0 0.0 4 1.6 0.005
Accidental trauma 43 35.2 15 31.9 19 31.7 4 23.5 82 33.2 0.791
Skin ulcer 20 16.4 9 19.1 5 8.3 4 23.5 39 15.8 0.289
Surgery 16 13.1 6 12.8 4 6.7 2 11.8 28 11.3 0.619
Burns 3 2.5 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 1.2 0.378
Current IVDU* 2 1.6 1 2.1 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 1.2 0.693
  1. *IVDU= Intravenous drug use.