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Table 2 Number of patients (% of 178) and injury severity score (ISS), hospital length of stay (LOS), and ICU LOS, reported as median and interquartile range by locations and cause of injury. The number (%) of patients who required intensive care unit (ICU) care (‘Required ICU’) or surgery is also reported

From: The mechanism and pattern of injuries of undocumented immigrants crossing the Texas-Mexico border along the Rio Grande Valley

  Number (%) ISS LOS Hospital Required ICU LOS ICU Required Surgery
Injury Location
 Extremity 108 (60.7) 4 (4,9) 5 (3,7) 18 (16.7) 5 (2,7) 90 (83.3)
 Spine 36 (20.2) 10 (8,13) 6 (3,7) 23 (63.9) 3 (2,5) 19 (52.8)
 Soft tissue head 26 (14.6) 6 (4,16) 4 (2,7) 14 (53.8) 2 (2,6) 14 (53.8)
 Chest 20 (11.2) 9 (5,18) 5 (3,6) 14 (70.0) 3 (2,7) 7 (35.0)
 Skull injury 19 (10.7) 17 (7,27) 6 (3,12) 13 (68.4) 7 (2,12) 12 (63.2)
 Intracranial 18 (10.1) 19 (9,32) 8 (2,19) 15 (83.3) 7 (2,13) 10 (55.6)
 Pelvis/Abdomen 14 (7.9) 17 (8,17) 5 (3,11) 8 (57.1) 7 (3,12) 8 (57.1)
 Pelvis 12 (6.7) 15 (7,17) 5 (2,10) 6 (50.0) 7 (4,13) 6 (50.0)
 Abdomen 3 (1.7) 21 (19,35) 23 (14,34) 3 (100.0) 11 (6,13) 3 (100.0)
Injury Cause
 Assault 18 (10.1) 5 (3,15) 4 (2,5) 10 (55.6) 3 (2,4) 3 (16.7)
 Bridge 17 (9.6) 9 (4,12) 6 (5,7) 5 (29.4) 5 (2,5) 14 (82.4)
 Fence- jump or fall 60 (33.7) 4 (4,9) 5 (3,7) 15 (25.0) 3 (2,6) 46 (76.7)
 Injured fleeing 40 (22.5) 4 (4,9) 4 (3,5) 6 (15.0) 5 (3,5) 29 (72.5)
 Motor vehicle accident 30 (16.9) 9 (5,16) 3 (2,8) 19 (63.3) 2 (2,6) 15 (50.0)
 Other 13 (7.3) 4 (1,9) 3 (3,5) 3 (23.1) 7 (5,7) 7 (53.8)