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Table 1 Sociodemographic profile, hospital length of stay and in-hospital mortality

From: Epidemiology of traumatic falls after Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

VariablesPre-Maria (2014–2016, n = 281)
n (%)
Post-Maria (2017, n = 85)
n (%)
p-value
Sex  0.70
 Male233 (82.9)72 (84.7) 
 Female48 (17.1)13 (15.3) 
Age in years  0.03
 18–3945 (16.0)5 (5.9) 
 40–64110 (39.2)43 (50.6) 
 > 64126 (44.8)37 (43.5) 
Health care coverage  0.70
 Insured263 (93.6)73 (94.8) 
 Uninsured18 (6.4)4 (5.2) 
Work related  0.05
 Yes11 (3.9)8 (9.4) 
 No270 (96.1)77 (90.6) 
ISS  0.30
 < 15174 (62.2)57 (67.1) 
 15–2488 (31.4)20 (23.5) 
 ≥ 1518 (6.4)8 (9.4) 
GCS (N = 361)  0.20
 13–15236 (84.6)69 (84.2) 
 9–1214 (5.0)1 (1.2) 
 3–829 (10.4)12 (14.6) 
ICU LOS,days(N = 77)n = 56n = 210.99
 Median (IQR)17.5 (24)21 (13) 
Hospital LOS,days  0.91
 Median (IQR)10 (15)6 (15) 
Mechanical ventilation,days(N = 81)n = 59n = 220.78
 Median (IQR)16 (23)16.5 (16) 
In-hospital mortality  0.89
 Alive243 (86.5)74 (87.1) 
 Dead38 (13.5)11 (12.9) 
Costs,in US dollars  0.84
 Median (IQR)$19,058.27 ($36,775.01)$18,623.95 ($40,806.18) 
  1. ISS Injury severity score, GCS Glasgow Coma Scale, ICU Intensive care unit, IQR Interquartile range, LOS Length of stay