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Table 3 Injury severity and type

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

Characteristic Number of patients (%)
Injury severity level
 Minor 98 (83.8)
 Moderate 16 (13.7)
 Serious 3 (2.6)
Type of injury
 Laceration 15 (12.8)
 Contusion, abrasion, or bruise 29 (24.8)
 Bleeding 11 (9.4)
 Skin tear 19 (16.2)
 Pain or soreness 9 (7.7)
 Bump 6 (5.1)
 Other 8 (6.8)
 Not recorded 22 (18.8)
Location of injury
 Head (not including face) 14 (12.0)
 Arm 14 (12.0)
 Leg 14 (12.0)
 Face 31 (26.5)
 Foot/ankle 6 (5.1)
 Trunk/back 8 (6.8)
 Hand/wrist 4 (3.4)
 Other 4 (3.4)
 Not recorded 25 (21.3)
  1. Due to multiple types and locations of injury, these numbers exceed the number of patients