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Table 2 Abbreviated Injury Severity Score (N = 366)

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

Body RegionPre-Maria (2014–2016, n = 281)
n (%)
Post-Maria (2017, n = 85)
n (%)
p-value
Head & Neck  0.08
 Any (≥1) vs. none109 (38.8)24 (28.2) 
Categories  0.05
 Serious injury (≥3)87 (31.0)15 (17.7) 
 Mild/moderate (1-2)22 (7.8)9 (10.6) 
 None172 (61.2)61 (71.7) 
Face  < 0.01
 Any (≥1) vs. none1 (8.0)14 (16.5) 
Categories  < 0.01
 Serious injury (≥3)1 (0.4) 
 Mild/moderate (1-2)17 (6.0)14 (16.5) 
 None263 (93.6)71 (83.5) 
Chest  < 0.01
 Any (≥1) vs. none133 (47.3)55 (64.7) 
Categories  0.02
 Serious injury (≥3)106 (37.7)46 (54.1) 
 Mild/moderate (1-2)27 (9.6)9 (10.6) 
 None148 (52.7)30 (35.3) 
Abdomen  0.96
 Any (≥1) vs. none72 (25.6)22 (25.9) 
Categories  0.99
 Serious injury (≥3)23 (8.2)7 (8.2) 
 Mild/moderate (1-2)49 (17.4)15 (17.7) 
 None209 (73.4)63 (74.1) 
Extremity  0.02
 Any (≥1) vs. none107 (38.1)45 (52.9) 
Categories  0.05
 Serious injury (≥3)23 (8.2)11 (12.9) 
 Mild/moderate (1-2)84 (29.9)34 (40.0) 
 None174 (61.9)40 (47.1) 
External  0.01
 Any (≥1) vs. none21 (7.5)14 (16.5) 
Categories  0.03
 Serious injury (≥3)1 (0.4) 
 Mild/moderate (1-2)20 (7.1)14 (16.5) 
 None260 (92.5)71 (83.5)