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Table 1 Cause of nonfatal injury by sex in the urban and rural areas

From: Injury morbidity in an urban and a rural area in Tanzania: an epidemiological survey

Cause of injury Total Males Females
  No. % No. % No. %
Urban (Dar es Salaam)       
Total 206 100 136 100 70 100
Transport injuries 68 33.0 43 31.6 25 35.7
Falls 56 27.2 35 25.7 21 30.0
Cuts/stabs 38 18.5 26 19.1 12 17.1
Burn 12 5.8 6 4.4 6 8.5
Struck by object 12 5.8 10 7.4 2 2.9
Animal bites 4 1.9 3 2.2 1 1.4
Assault 7 3.4 4 2.9 3 4.3
Other 9 4.4 9 6.7 0 0
Rural (Hai)       
Total 303 100 177 100 126 100
Transport injuries 23 7.6 22 12.4 1 0.8
Falls 83 27.4 49 27.7 34 26.9
Cuts/stabs 149 49.2 77 43.5 72 57.1
Burns 18 5.9 8 4.5 10 7.9
Struck by object 11 3.6 11 6.2 0 0.0
Animal bites 6 1.9 4 2.3 2 1.6
Assault 3 0.9 3 1.7 0 0
Other 10 3.3 9 5.1 1 0.8