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Table 3 Injured body parts and injury types during last 12 months AA city SW collectors, January 2012

From: Assessment of occupational injuries among Addis Ababa city municipal solid waste collectors: a cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency Percent
Occupational injuries
 In the past 12 months (n = 876) 383 43.7
Occupational injuries
 In the past one month (n = 383) 243 27.7
Number of occurrence (n = 243)
 Once 52 21.4
 Twice 101 41.6
 More than two times 90 37.0
Injured body parts (n = 383)
 Hand 232 60.75
 Finger 89 23.32
 Leg 79 20.63
 Back 44 11.49
 Knee 39 10.18
 Toe 15 3.92
 Eye 9 2.35
 Tooth 8 2.09
 Head 8 2.09
Types of injury (n = 383)
 Cut 221 57.70
 Puncture 146 38.12
 Fall 76 19.84
 Abrasion 45 11.75
 Fracture 18 4.70
 Strain 13 3.40
 Dislocation 4 1.04
 Burn 2 0.52
 Other* 12 3.13
  1. *Other includes: dog bite, chemical splash, car and bicycle accident and snake bite.
  2. In the rows indicating injured body parts and types of injuries the sum of percents exceeded 100 because it has multiple responses.