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Age differences of arterial trauma – Selection of the most appropriate age classification
 
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Danylo Halytskiy Lviv National Medical University, Ukraine
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Vitaliy Petrov   

Danylo Halytskiy Lviv National Medical University, Department of Surgery #2, 69, Pekarska, Lviv, Ukraine, 79010.
Submission date: 2020-07-03
Final revision date: 2020-10-16
Acceptance date: 2020-10-17
Online publication date: 2020-11-02
 
 
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Introduction:
Studies on age differences of arterial trauma (AT) carry significant methodological differences in terms of selection of the most appropriate age classification.

Aim:
This study aims to verify the most optimal age classification when comparing clinical patterns of the civil AT.

Material and methods:
222 AT patients were identified from the Lviv Clinical Regional Hospital. In each case the following clinical patterns were identified: patient age, etiology, mechanism, AT type, topography, diagnostics mode, treatment type. Patients were distributed using six age classifications (Erikson 1950, UN 1989, Quinn 1994, Craig 2000, WHO physical activity recommendations 2010, by decades of life). Generalized linear models (GLMs) were created, with age distributions as predictors and clinical patterns as dependent factors. Akaike information criterion (AIK) was used to compare the quality of statistical sets.

Results and discussion:
Six GLMs were obtained, in each age of them age classifications were compared using the AIK. Rating list of age classifications was developed (starting with the most appropriate and ending with the least appropriate): E. Erikson (1950) → V. Quinn (1994) → G. Craig (2000) → UN (1989) → Decades → WHO (2010).

Conclusions:
Human development classifications may be preferable in assessing the age differences of AT in patients of wide range.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST
None declared.
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None declared.
 
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