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Table 3 Polytrauma by diabetic co morbid status (AIS 3+ ≥2 body regions, known outcome only) summary 2003 to 2011

From: Outcomes of polytrauma patients with diabetes mellitus

Sub-groups Defined as Diabetes Known PMC no diabetes Definitely no PMC P-values
   Outcome Outcome Outcome
   Alive Dead Alive Dead Alive Dead
Diabetes: Insulin dependent No 95 48 2156 553 2229 329 N/A
(95% CI) 66.4 (58.7 to 58.7) 33.6 (25.8 to 41.3) 79.6% 20.4% 87.1% 12.9%
Yes 55 24     
(95% CI) 69.6 (59.5 to 79.8) 30.4 (20.2 to 40.5)     
Age Median age (years) 58.1 74.3 44.5 63.6 28.6 27.7 <0.001
IQR 42 to 70 60 to 81 29 to 61 43 to 82 20 to 43 20 to 46
  1. Where appropriate values are presented in %s. AIS, Abbreviated Injury Score; CI, confidence interval; IQR, interquartile range; PMC, past medical co-morbidities.