Table 1

Patient demographics

DPS (n=40)None (n=61)P value
Age45±1639±160.05
Race0.76
 Black16 (40%)20 (33%)
 White20 (50%)34 (56%)
 Other4 (10%)7 (11%)
Sex0.04
 M29 (73%)54 (89%)
 F11 (27%)7 (11%)
Insurance0.17
 Unknown2 (5%)7 (11%)
 Commercial27 (68%)28 (46%)
 Medicaid5 (13%)15 (25%)
 Medicare5 (13%)6 (10%)
 None1 (1%)5 (8%)
ISS38±1739±180.74
ED SBP78±1980±140.47
GCS13±213±40.31
Level of injury0.82
 C1–C414 (35%)20 (33%)
 C5–C726 (65%)41 (67%)
Mechanism of injury0.12
 Blunt38 (95%)52 (85%)
 Penetrating2 (5%)9 (15%)
 AIS chest3.5±1.13.1±1.20.33
 AIS face2.3±1.31.8±0.50.32
  • AIS, Abbreviated Injury Scale score; ED SBP, emergency department systolic blood pressure; GCS, Glasgow Coma Scale score; ISS, injury severity score.