||More detailed inpatient
information is available from data collected on 4,832 patients admitted to hospitals
following the 1988 earthquake in Armenia (33). Consistent with findings from other
major earthquakes, these data show that combination injuries constituted 39.7% of the
cases. Superficial trauma such as lacerations and contusions were the most frequently
observed (24.9%), followed by head injuries (22%), lower extremity injuries (19%), crush
syndrome (11%), and upper extremity trauma (10%).