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Table 1 Distribution of spring cleaning related injuries (listed according to ICD code) by study characteristics

From: Spring cleaning as a safety risk: results of a population-based study in two consecutive years

Mechanism n Mean age Female/male Number needing medical attention
Fall on same level 3 33.5 3/0 1
Fall involving chair 10 28.2 4/1 6
Fall involving other furniture 4 44.0 3/1 3
Fall from stairs 3 52.5 3/0 2
Struck by falling object 5 30.7 5/0 3
Crushed between objects 7 32.0 6/1 2
Contact with sharp glass 8 34.3 3/1 1
Contact with non-powered hand tool 5 34.7 4/1 3
Contact with other powered hand tools and household machinery 2 25.5 2/0 2
Contact with hot tap-water 5 39.3 5/0 2
Overexertion and strenuous or repetitive movements 15 28.9 13/2 3
Exposure to other specified factors 3 60.0 2/1 2
Total 70 33.8 6/1 30