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Table 2 Population-based patterns among 5876 cases of paediatric injury: natures of injury by developmental groups

From: Stages of development and injury patterns in the early years: a population-based analysis

  0–11 months 12–35 months 36–59 months 60–83 months Total Trend* %
Nature of Injury N % N % N % N % N %   admitted
Open wound 55 13.0 673 32.8 671 39.0 589 37.4 1988 34.5 0.4
Superficial 84 19.8 269 13.1 233 13.5 229 14.6 815 14.1   0.2
Fractures 26 6.1 152 7.4 205 11.9 265 16.8 648 11.2 14.7
Head injury 98 23.1 235 11.5 134 7.8 99 6.3 566 9.8 2.8
Soft tissue injuries/sprain/strain 21 5.0 109 5.3 107 6.2 170 10.8 407 7.1 1.0
Elbow pull/dislocation 14 3.3 186 9.1 84 4.9 5 0.3 289 5.0 0
Foreign body ear, nose, respiratory, alimentary tract 13 3.1 81 3.9 78 4.5 40 2.5 212 3.7   3.3
Burns 24 5.7 71 3.5 31 1.8 15 1.0 141 2.4 5.0
Bite 6 1.4 37 1.8 46 2.7 49 3.1 138 2.4 1.4
Poisoning or toxic effect 12 2.8 92 4.5 32 1.9 8 0.5 144 2.5 12.5
Eye injury/foreign body eye 1 0.2 30 1.5 34 2.0 48 3.1 113 2.0 1.8
No injury detected 62 14.6 81 3.9 37 2.1 25 1.6 205 3.6 0
Other 8 1.9 36 1.8 29 1.7 31 2.0 104 1.8   5.4
Total** 424 100 2052 100 1721 100 1573 100 5770 100   
  1. * Results of significant Chi-square test for trend (p < 0.05): ↑ proportion of total increased in older age groups; proportion of total decreased in older age groups
  2. ** excluding patients who left without being seen