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Table 2 Circumstances of injurious fall

From: Identifying protective and risk factors for injurious falls in patients hospitalized for acute care: a retrospective case-control study

Characteristic Number of patients (%)
Location
 Intensive Care Unit 11 (9.4)
 Step-Down Unit 12 (10.3)
 Ward Unit 94 (80.3)
 Medical Unit 90 (76.9)
 Surgical Unit 27 (23.1)
Time
 Day shift (7:00 AM to 6:59 PM) 61 (52.1)
 Night shift (7:00 PM to 6:59 AM) 56 (47.9)
Character of fall
 Witnessed fall 26 (22.2)
 Self-reported fall 19 (16.2)
 Found on floor 69 (59.0)
 Unknown 3 (2.6)
Assist type
 Unassisted fall 106 (90.6)
 Assisted fall 8 (6.8)
 Unknown 3 (2.6)
Fall mechanism
 Slip/trip 86 (73.5)
 Dizzy/syncope 10 (8.5)
 Weakness 3 (2.6)
 Unknown 18 (15.4)
Fall-related activity
 Need for elimination 51 (43.6)
 No need for elimination 51 (43.6)
 Seizure 1 (0.8)
 Unknown 14 (12.0)
Assigned activity level
 Bedrest 17 (14.5)
 Ambulatory 100 (85.5)
Mental status
 Alert 101 (86.3)
 Confused 15 (12.8)
 Unknown 2 (1.7)