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Table 3 Relationship between qualitative variables and needs to surgery

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

Variable Need for surgery Statistical analysis
Yes
N (%)
No
N (%)
Sex
 Male 10 (24.3) 31 (75.7) p = 0.947
 Female 6 (23.0) 20 (77.0)
Cause of injury
 Road traffic 10 (27.1) 27 (72.9) N/A
 Fall 6 (28.2) 15 (71.8)
 Sport 0 (0.0) 3(100)
 Assault 0 (0.0) 4 (100)
 Other 0(0.0) 2 (100)
Level of Vertebra
 T10 1 (25.0) 3 (75.0) N/A
 T11 3 (37.5) 5 (62.5)
 T12 7 (28.0) 18 (72.0)
 L1 3 (15.7) 16 (84.3)
 L2 2 (18.1) 9 (81.9)
Smoking
 Yes 12 (46.1) 14 (53.9) *p = 0.001
 No 4 (9.7) 37 (90.3)
Diabetes
 Yes 5 (31.2) 11 (69.8) p = 0.306
 No 9 (17.6) 42 (82.4)