Table 1: Descriptive data of the causes of admission and demographic characteristics of the 91 wild European hedgehogs examined.

Number (%)
CauseYoungAdult
MaleFemaleMaleFemale

Incidentala19 (21)14 (15.4)9 (9.9)16 (17.6)
Trauma5 (5.5)4 (4.4)6 (6.6)1 (1)
Weakness/natural disease4 (4.4)4 (4.4)1 (1)8 (8.8)

aThis category also includes abandoned young healthy animals.