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Epidemiology of Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury at Sylvanus Olympio University Hospital of Lomé in Togo

Table 3

Factors associated with pediatric traumatic brain injury mortality.

FactorsDeaths (%) values

Age groups0.85
 0–4 years6 (27.27)
 5–9 years13 (32.5)
 10–15 years10 (34.5)
Sex0.324
 Male18 (29.5)
 Female11 (36.7)
NIBP (systolic)0.006
 <Normal for age15 (51.7)
 ≥Normal for age14 (22.6)
Sa O20.176
 <90%11 (40.7)
 ≥90%18 (28.1)
Hemoglobin0.04
 <10 g/dl19 (43.1)
 ≥10 g/dl10 (22.2)
Temperature0.031
 ≥38°5c14 (46.7)
 <38°5c15 (24.6)
pGCS0.001
 3–516 (64)
 6–813 (19.7)
ISS0.001
 ≤207 (15.2)
 >2022 (48.9)
Mechanism of injury0.003
 Road traffic injuries17 (23.6)
 Falls11 (61.1)
 Sports accident1 (100)
CT scan availability0.001
 Yes11 (18.6)
 No18 (56.3)

NIBP: noninvasive blood pressure; Sa O2: peripheral oxygen saturation by using a pulse oximeter; pGCS: pediatric Glasgow Coma Scale; ISS: Injury Severity Score.

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