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Table 3 Injury patterns for patients treated at ICRC’s hospitals in Peshawar and Goma

From: Predicting surgical resource consumption and in-hospital mortality in resource-scarce conflict settings: a retrospective study

Injury patterns Peshawar
Total = 657
n (% of total)
Goma
Total = 177
n (% of total)
P value
Location of injurya
 Head or face 58 (8.8) 6 (3.4) 0.016
 Neck 15 (2.3) 1 (0.6) 0.216
 Thorax 69 (10.5) 13 (7.3) 0.255
 Back 39 (5.9) 5 (2.8) 0.128
 Abdomen 30 (4.6) 13 (7.3) 0.178
 Pelvisb 26 (4.0) 9 (5.1) 0.527
 Upper limbs 136 (20.7) 50 (28.2) 0.042
 Lower limbs 276 (42.0) 76 (43.0) 0.864
 Unknown 8 (1.2) 4 (2.3) 0.294
RCWS typea
 Soft tissue 225 (34.2) 62 (35.0) 0.859
 Fracture 269 (40.9) 75 (42.4) 0.732
 Penetration of peritoneum 38 (5.8) 17 (9.6) 0.086
 Penetration of pleurac 47 (7.2) 9 (5.1) 0.399
 Penetration of durad 34 (5.2) 5 (2.8) 0.231
 Major periph. blood vessele 44 (6.7) 9 (5.1) 0.492
Additional severe injuriesf    0.005
 No 562 (85.6) 165 (93.2)  
 Yes 95 (14.4) 12 (6.8)  
  1. aFirst injury recorded; bPelvis including buttocks, perineum, and genitals; cIncluding the larynx/trachea of the neck; dThe dura of the brain or spinal cord; e Down to the brachial or popliteal or carotid arteries; fCorresponding to Abbreviated Injury Score ≥ 2