Characteristics of patient (n=64)

CharacteristicNo (%)
Female sex35 (55)
Ethnicity
White50 (77)
African-American6 (9)
Hispanic6 (9)
Unknown2 (3)
Cause of coma
Traumatic coma:41 (64)
Gunshot wound9 (14)
Blunt trauma8 (12)
Burn/smoke inhalation7 (11)
Motor vehicle collision (driver/passenger)6 (9)
Motor vehicle collision (pedestrian)3 (5)
Fall2 (3)
Stab wound2 (3)
Laceration/blood loss1 (1)
Plane crash1 (1)
Shipwreck1 (1)
Injury (not specified)1 (1)
Non-traumatic coma:23 (36)
Poisoning/overdose6 (9)
Stroke6 (9)
Cardiac arrest3 (5)
Idiopathic2 (3)
Medication error2 (3)
Hypoxia1 (1)
Near drowning1 (1)
Infection1 (1)
Complication of surgery1 (1)