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Table 3 Univariate analysis of the types of injury in the ICU group according to the number of days in the ICU

From: Indicators of the need for ICU admission following suicide bombing attacks

  ICU LOS = 1 (n = 16) ICU LOS > 1 (n = 66) P value*
Median ISS (IQR) 14.5 (9-17) 25 (16-34) 0.0001†
Injury to 4 or more regions 6 (37.5) 30 (45.5) 0.78
Intubated in ED 6 (37.5) 38 (57.6) 0.404
Burns 6 (37.5) 24 (36.4) 1.0
Ear drum perforation 4 (25) 15 (22.7) 1.0
Open extremity fractures 3 (18.8) 19 (28.8) 0.539
Peripheral vascular injury 2 (12.5) 11 (16.7) 1.0
Skull fractures 1(6.3) 15 (22.7) 0.176
Facial fractures 2 (12.5) 15 (22.7) 0.503
Rib fractures 2 (12.5) 9 (13.6) 1.0
Penetrating extremity injury 7 (43.8) 32 (48.5) 0.786
Penetrating head injury 9(56.3) 48 (72.7) 0.233
Penetrating torso injury 5 (31.3) 35 (59.1) 0.095
  1. Data shown as number (and percent); * Fisher's exact test; † Mann-Whitney U test; Four patients who died on the day of admission from massive haemorrhage were excluded from this group (see text)