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Table 2 Distribution of injuries by diagnosis with respective mortality rates, 95% confidence intervals for rates given in brackets

From: Prehospital trauma care reduces mortality. Ten-year results from a time-cohort and trauma audit study in Iraq

  Blunt Penetrating Total
Superficial 516 109 625
  0% 0% 0%
Burn 273 - 273
  15.7% (11.4 - 20.1)   15.7% (11.4 - 20.1)
Extremities 567 375 942
  0.7% (0.02 - 1.8) 1.3% (0.2 - 2.5) 0.9% (5.3 - 9.2)
Critical area* 478 194 672
  4.6% (3.1 - 6.9) 12.9% (8.2 - 17.6) 6.9% (5.3 - 9.2)
Multiple major 139 127 266
  15.6% (9.4 - 21.7) 43.3% (34.7 - 52.0) 29% (23.5 - 34.5)
Total 1,973 805 2,778
  4.5% (3.6 - 5.5) 10.5% (8.4 - 12.6) 6.3% (5.4 - 7.2)
  1. * Critical area: Head, neck, or torso