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Table 1 National annual incidence of reported injuries and injury types for persons over five years of age by socio-demographic and urban/rural status in Pakistan (NHSP, 1990–94)

From: Incidence, patterns and severity of reported unintentional injuries in Pakistan for persons five years and older: results of the National Health Survey of Pakistan 1990–94

Variables Frequency Incidence per 1000 per year 95% CI
Overall injuries (n = 15078) 678 45.9 (39.3 – 52.5)
Type of injuries    
   Fall 339 22.3 (18.0–26.5)
   Poisoning 42 3.3 (0.5–6.1)
   Burn 22 1.5 (0.9–2.1)
   Other* 272 18.8 (15.2–22.2)
Place of injuries    
   Home 284 19.2 (15.5 – 22.9)
   Road traffic/Street 252 17.0 (13.8 – 20.2)
   Workplace/Fields/Farm 85 6.1 (4.3 – 7.7)
   School 27 1.6 (0.8 – 2.2)
   Other 31 2.0 (1.1 – 2.9)
Age categories (years)    
   5–15 (n = 5960) 252 42.6 (36.4 – 48.8)
   16–30 (n = 4142) 189 46.2 (36.2 – 56.2)
   31–45 (n = 2366) 108 46.9 (36.7 – 57.1)
   > 45 (n = 2571) 129 52.7 (40.3 – 65.1)
Gender    
   Female (n = 7676) 248 33.2 (27.0–39.4)
   Male (n = 7345) 430 59.2 (49.2–69.2)
Education    
   Literate (n = 4372) 254 60.2 (50.2–70.2)
   Not literate (n = 6761) 260 39.7 (30.7–48.7)
Location of residence    
   Urban (n = 5437) 296 55.9 (48.1–63.7)
   Rural (n = 9584) 382 41.2 (32.2–50.2)
  1. Source: NHSP 1990–94.
  2. *Injuries related to body part crushing, breaking and bruising.