Table 2

Demographic and clinical characteristics of 76 patients with severe traumatic brain injury admitted between 1996 and 1999

Mean age (SD)35.4 (14.0)
Men/women, n64/12
Race (%)
    White, non-Hispanic54
Median Glasgow Coma score on admit (range)6 (3–14)
Mean Injury Severity score (SEM)27.1 (10.7)
Mean length of stay (SD)43.3 (52.2)
Hyperthermic in first 6 hours (%)68.4
Hypothermic in first 6 hours (%)39.5
Type of brain injury (% yes)
    Subdural haematoma56.6
    Epidural haematoma18.4
    Subarachnoid haemorrhage39.5
    Diffuse axonal injury7.9
    Skull fracture35.5
Side of primary injury involved (%)
    Left only35.3
    Right only23.5
Area of brain injured (% yes)
    Brain stem6.6
Evidence of HP pathology; n, (%)11 (14.5)