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Table 2 Comparison of weights chosen for a pediatric (blunt trauma only) samplea and the current adult sample (blunt, penetrating, and burns)

From: A new weighted injury severity scoring system: better predictive power for adult trauma mortality

  Pediatric (Blunt trauma)a Adult
Max AIS of head/neck 1.87 6.39
Max AIS of face 0.13 4.18
Max AIS of chest 1.52 4.80
Max AIS of abdomen/pelvic contents 0.98 4.76
Max AIS of extremities 0.15 5.65
Max AIS of external 0.33 7.93
  1. aSource: Shi J, Shen J, Caupp S, Wang A, Nuss KE, Kenney B, Wheeler KK, Lu B, Xiang H. A new weighted injury severity scoring system: Better predictive power for pediatric trauma mortality. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018;85(2):334-40