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Table 1 Frequency (%) of the injury causing mechanism based on sex, age, educational level and occupation

From: International classification of external causes of injury: a study on its content coverage

Variable Car crash Cuts Fight Bites Fall down Fall from height Crushing Others p value
Sex          
 Male 105 (44.11) 28 (11.76) 20 (8.40) 5 (2.10) 34 (14.28) 19 (7.98) 6 (2.52) 21 (8.82) 0.004
 Female 33 (39.28) 7 (8.33) 2 (2.38) 0 (0) 32 (38.09) 2 (2.38) 3 (3.57) 5 (5.95)
Age          
 Child 18 (30.50) 5 (8.47) 0 (0) 1 (1.69) 21 (35.59) 2 (3.38) 7 (11.86) 5 (8.47) 0.012
 Adolescent 18 (52.94) 3 (8.82) 4 (11.76) 1 (2.94) 6 (17.64) 1 (2.94) 0 (0) 1 (2.94)
 Youth 69 (53.48) 15 (12) 15 (11.62) 2 (1.55) 11 (8.52) 8 (6.20) 1 (0.77) 8 (6.20)
 Middle-aged 27 (34.61) 12 (15.38) 3 (3.84) 1 (1.28) 18 (23.07) 7 (8.97) 1 (1.28) 9 (11.53)
 Elderly 6 (27.27) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 10 (45.45) 3 (13.63) 0 (0) 3 (13.63)
Educational level          
 Illiterate 12 (24.00) 1 (2.00) 3 (6.00) 1 (2.00) 20 (40.00) 2 (4.00) 6 (12.00) 5 (10.00) 0.538
 Student 23 (44.23) 7 (13.46) 2 (3.84) 0 (0) 14 (26.92) 2 (3.84) 2 (3.84) 2 (3.84)
  < Diploma 67 (44.37) 15 (9,93) 14 (9.27) 2 (1.32) 22 (14.56) 15 (9.93) 1 (0.66) 15 (9.93)
 University degree 36 (52.17) 12 (17.39) 3 (4.34) 2 (2.89) 10 (14.49) 2 (2.89) 0 (0) 4 (57.97)
Occupation          
 Unemployed 18 (52.29) 0 (0) 1 (2.94) 0 (0) 9 (26.47) 3 (8.82) 0 (0) 3 (8.82) 0.170
 Self-employed 53 (43.80) 15 (12.39) 14 (1157) 3 (2.47) 9 (7.43) 12 (9.91) 2 (1.65) 13 (10.74)
 Housewife 13 (36.11) 4 (11.11) 1 (2.77) 0 (0) 15 (41.66) 1 (2.77) 0 (0) 2 (5.55)
 Employed 14 (56.00) 5 (2.00) 1 (4.00) 0 (0) 1 (4.00) 2 (8.00) 0 (0) 2 (8.00)
 Student 34 (44.15) 10 (12.98) 5 (6.49) 1 (1.29) 21 (27.27) 2 (2.59) 2 (2.59) 2 (2.59)
 Child 6 (19.35) 1 (3.22) 0 (0) 1 (3.22) 11 (35.48) 4 (12.90) 4 (12.90) 4 (12.90)
Total 138 (42.85) 35 (10.86) 22 (6.83) 5 (1.55) 66 (20.49) 21 (6.52) 9 (2.79) 26 (8.07)