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Table 1 The characteristics of women (n = 223) with IPV-related injuries including demographics, severity of injuries, and corresponding procedures or treatment carried out at A&E departments

From: Patterns, aetiology and risk factors of intimate partner violence-related injuries to head, neck and face in Chinese women

Participant characteristics n (%) Mean [SD] Range
Age   38.6 [11.1] 17–80
Ethnicity    
Chinese 170 (76.5)   
Nepalese 8 (3.6)   
Filipino 7 (3.1)   
Indonesian 7 (3.1)   
Vietnamese 3 (1.3)   
Thai 1 (.4)   
Pakistan 1 (.4)   
Unknown 24 (10.8)   
Relationship with perpetrators    
Married spouse 182 (81.6)   
Cohabitant 33 (14.8)   
Boyfriend but non-cohabitant 2 (.9)   
Ex-husband/ex-boyfriend 6 (2.7)   
Episode of abuse    
1 st 40 (17.9)   
2 nd 33 (14.8)   
Multiple 118 (52.9)   
Undisclosed 32 (14.5)   
Admission time    
Day-time 105 (47.1)   
Night-time 118 (52.9)   
Injury Severity Score (ISS)   1.8 [.8] 0–5
Procedures/treatment at AED    
Suturing 5 (2.3)   
Dressing 32 (14.5)   
Splint/Collar 3 (1.4)   
ECG 2 (0.9)   
Blood test/ Haemostix 20 (8.6)   
Oral medication 23 (10.4)   
Urine test 14 (7)   
Ultrasound 4 (2)   
X-ray 98 (44.3)   
CT 12 (5.4)   
Discharge    
Home 165 (74)   
Admitted to hospital 12 (5.3)   
Shelter 32 (14.3)   
Discharge against medical advice 13 (5.8)   
  1. Note: aSD refers to standard deviation.