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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of patients with war-related post-traumatic osteomyelitis according to country, 2006–2016

From: Post-traumatic osteomyelitis in Middle East war-wounded civilians: resistance to first-line antibiotics in selected bacteria over the decade 2006–2016

  Iraq (N = 318) Syria (N = 140) Yemen (N = 100) p Total (N = 558)
n (%) n (%) n (%) N n (%)
Male 276 (86.8) 133 (95.0) 91 (91.0) .02 557 500 (89.6)
Age (years)a 34 [27–43] 26 [21.6–36] 29 [21.5–32.5] .001 557 31 [23–40]
Diabetes 16 (5.1) 4 (3.0) 0 (0.0) .057 527 20 (3.8)
Location of infection     .08 455  
 Upper extremity 31 (14.3) 32 (23.0) 21 (21.0)    84 (18.4)
 Lower extremity 185 (85.6) 107 (76.9) 79 (79.0)    371 (81.5)
Previous surgeriesa 4 [3–7] 3 [1–5] 3 [2–5] .017 426 4 [2–6]
Delay since injuryb 30 [12–64] 8 [4–16] 20 [11–36] .001 466 19 [8–40]
Fixation     .89 423  
 Internal 68 (32.9) 49 (37.4) 29 (34.1)    146 (34.5)
 External 71 (34.2) 42 (32.0) 31 (36.4)    144 (34.0)
 No fixation 68 (32.9) 40 (30.5) 25 (29.4)    133 (31.4)
Polymicrobial infection 69 (21.7) 23 (16.4) 16 (16.0) .02 558 108 (19.3)
  1. aQuantitative variables are expressed with median [IQR]
  2. btime between injury and bone tissue sample (months)