Table 1

Acute trauma admissions by mechanism of injury, n=93. NISS and TRISS are not appropriate for thermal injury

Blast (n=52)GSW (n=16)Blunt (n=12)Burn (n=13)Statistics
Age8 (6–12)10 (7.5–12.5)9 (4.75–10)5.5 (3–7.75)p=0.034 (KW)
ISS22 (16–32)16 (9–17)10 (9–13)NAp=0.016
(KW)
NISS30 (17–45)21 (13–30)15 (11–23)NANS
(KW)
TRISS19.2 (1.9–63)2.2 (1–21.2)6.9 (0.7–22.6)NANS
(KW)
Known deaths5/52 (9.6%)2/16 (12.5%)1/12 (8.3%)4/13 (30.7%)NS
2)
Body areas affected2 (1–2)1 (1–1)1 (1–1)NKp<0.001
(KW)
Length of stay1.1 (0.3–2.6)0.8 (0.5–2.8)0.6 (0.3–2)0.6 (2.4–0.5)NS (KW)
Ventilator days1 (1–2)1.5 (0.8–2.3)1 (0–2.3)1 (0–2)NS (KW)
  • Bold indicates statistical significance.

  • Medians and IQRs are given.

  • ISS, Injury Severity Score; NISS, New Injury Severity Score; NK, not known; KW, Kruskal Wallis test; TRISS, Trauma Injury Severity Score.