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Table 1 Prevalence and characteristics of past year self-reported injuries among respondents (18–65 years) in Aleppo-Syria (n = 2038)

From: Injuries in Aleppo, Syria; first population-based estimates and characterization of predominant types

  Men (n = 921) Women (n = 1117) Overall
Total number of past year injuries and rate (per 1000)* 82 (93.1) 71 (64.4)** 153 (77.3)
Age
   18–29 years 31 (101) 28 (65) 59 (80)
   30–45 years 40 (118) 33 (73) 73 (93)
   46–65 years 11 (53) 10 (47) 21 (50)
Education
   Illiterate 9 (55) 13 (32) 22 (39)
   ≤ 9 years 52 (103) 43 (77) 95 (90)
   > 9 years 21 (90) 15 (73) 36 (81)
SES
   Lower tertile 18 (102) 37 (53) 55 (63)
   Middle tertile 38 (101) 22 (77) 60 (89)
   Higher tertile 26 (83) 12 (70) 38 (78)
Place of injury (non-weighted % of all injuries)
   Home 22 (26.8) 37 (52.1) 59 (38.6)
   Outside 60 (73.2) 34 (47.9) 94 (61.4)
Type of injury (number and rate per 1000)*
Traffic
   Outcome (non-weighted % of total) 27 (30.6) 18 (19.2)** 45 (24.3)
Recovery 24 (88.9) 18 (100) 42 (93.3)
Disability (temporary) 2 (7.4) 0 (0) 2 (4.4)
Disability (prolonged) 1 (3.7) 0 (0) 1 (2.2)
Fall
   Outcome (non-weighted % of total) 20 (24.2) 22 (20.2) 42 (22.0)
Recovery 15 (75) 18 (81.8) 33 (78.6)
Disability (temporary) 3 (15) 3 (13.6) 6 (14.3)
Disability (prolonged) 2 (10) 1 (4.5) 3 (7.1)
Poisoning (food)
   Outcome (non-weighted % of total) 26 (28.2) 30 (24.2) 56 (26.0)
Recovery 26 (100) 30 (100) 56 (100)
Disability (temporary) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Disability (prolonged) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Fire arm, sharp tool, burn, electric and others
   Outcome (non-weighted % of total) 9 (10.2) 1 (0.7)** 10 (5.0)
Recovery 6 (66.7) 0 (0) 6 (60)
Disability (temporary) 1 (11.1) 0 (0) 1 (10)
Disability (prolonged) 2 (22.2) 1 (100) 3 (30)
  1. *All prevalence estimates are calculated from the weighted sample as described in the analysis section. **p ≤ 0.05 according to Ch2 analysis for the relation between injuries and gender (rows) p ≤ 0.05 according to Ch2 analysis for the relation between injuries and socio-demographic variables (columns)