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Table 4 Fall altitude by selected group characteristics (N = 116)

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

CharacteristicFall under 1 m (3.3 ft)
n = 33
Fall 1-6 m (3.3–19.7 ft)
n = 54
Fall over 6 m (19.7 ft)
n = 29
2014–1620172014–1620172014–162017
Age
 < 658 (36.3)5 (45.5)19 (61.3)13 (56.5)13 (68.4)6 (60.0)
 ≥ 6514 (63.6)6 (54.5)12 (38.7)10 (43.5)6 (31.6)4 (40.0)
GCS (N = 114)
 13–1518 (81.8)7 (70.0)30 (96.8)21 (95.5)13 (68.4)8 (80.0)
 9–121 (3.2)3 (15.8)
 3–84 (18.2)3 (30.0)1 (4.5)3 (15.8)2 (20.0)
ISS
 < 1514 (63.6)7 (64.6)23 (74.2)14 (60.9)9 (47.4)6 (60.0)
 ≥ 158 (36.4)4 (36.4)8 (25.8)9 (39.1)10 (52.6)4 (40.0)
In-hospital mortality
 Alive20 (90.9)7 (63.6)28 (90.3)19 (82.6)16 (84.2)9 (90.0)
 Dead2 (9.1)4 (36.4)3 (9.7)4 (17.4)3 (15.8)1 (10.0)
  1. GCS Glasgow Coma Scale, ISS Injury severity score