Table 1

Clinical and demographic characteristics between the two groups

Admission characteristic

Placebo (n = 77)

Progesterone (n = 82)

P value


Males

57 (74)

58 (70)

0.64

Females

20 (25)

24 (29)

0.64

Mean (standard deviation) age (years)

31 (9)

30 (11)

0.52

Mean (standard deviation) time injury to administration (hours)

3.65 (1.46)

3.80 (2.03)

0.59

Mean (standard deviation) qualifying Glasgow Coma Scale score

6.1 (1.3)

6.0 (1.8)

0.68

Glasgow Coma Scale 3 to 5

20 (25)

22 (26)

0.90

Mechanism of injury

Motor vehicle

62 (80)

63 (76)

0.57

Fall

8 (10)

10 (12)

0.71

Assault

4 (5)

7 (8)

0.40

Other

3 (3)

2 (2)

0.59

Surgical procedures

24 (31)

22 (26)

0.54

Pupillary response

Bilaterally normal

26 (33)

26 (31)

0.78

Abnormal

51 (66)

56 (68)

0.78

Marshall computerized tomography scan classification

I

0

0

II

9 (11)

7 (8)

0.50

III

22 (28)

28 (34)

0.44

IV

13 (16)

12 (14)

0.69

V

24 (31)

22 (26)

0.54

VI

9 (11)

13 (15)

0.44


Data presented as n (%) unless indicated otherwise.

Xiao et al. Critical Care 2008 12:R61   doi:10.1186/cc6887

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