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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of the sample

From: Predictors of the failure of conservative treatment in patients with a thoracolumbar burst fracture

Variable Frequency (%)
Sex
 Male 41 (61.2)
 Female 26 (38.8)
Need for surgery
 Yes 16 (23.9)
 No 51(76.1)
Cause of injury
 Road traffic 37 (55.2)
 Fall 21 (31.3)
 Sport 3 (4.5)
 Assault 4 (6.0)
 Other 2 (3.0)
Level of vertebra
 T10 4 (6.0)
 T11 8 (11.9)
 T12 25(37.3)
 L1 19 (28.4)
 L2 11 (16.4)
Smoking
 Yes 26 (38.8)
 No 41 (61.2)
Diabetes
 Yes 14 (20.9)
 No 53 (79.1)