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Table I

Description of patients' characteristics and of jaw fractures.

   Total (n = 142)
Centre, N (%) Private hospital 78 (54.9)
  Public hospital 64 (45.1)
Age (years) Mean (SD) 31.97 (15.87)
Age in categories (years) <18 15 (10.6)
  18–29 65 (45.8)
  30–39 24 (16.9)
  >=40 38 (26.8)
Gender, N (%) Women 22 (15.5)
  Men 120 (84.5)
Cause of fracture, N (%) Assault 80 (56.3)
  Fall 43 (30.3)
  Road traffic accident 14 (9.9)
  Other 5 (3.5)
Polytrauma, N (%) No 136 (95.8)
  Yes 6 (4.2)
Affected jaw, N (%) Mandible 135 (95.1)
  Maxilla 7 (4.9)
Number of fractures, N (%) 1 62 (43.7)
  >1 80 (56.3)
Anatomic distribution, N (%) Angle only 16 (11.3)
  Body only 12 (8.5)
  Condyle only 16 (11.3)
  Symphysis only 9 (6.3)
  Angle + body 11 (7.7)
  Body + condyle 3 (2.1)
  Symphysis + condyle 12 (8.5)
  Symphysis + angle 20 (14.1)
  Condyle + angle 1 (0.7)
  Body + symphysis 20 (14.1)
  Bicondyle 8 (5.6)
  Biangle 1 (0.7)
  Bisymphysis 2 (1.4)
  Missing 11 (7.7)
Length of stay (days) Mean (SD) 1.81 (1.71)
Length of stay in categories, N (%) 0 14 (9.9)
  1 55 (38.7)
  2 44 (31.0)
  3 ou plus 21 (14.8)
  Missing 8 (5.6)

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