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Table 3 Distribution of reported place and types of injury for persons over five years of age by gender and urban/rural residence 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 Overall Females (n = 7676) Males (n = 7345)   Urban (n = 5458) Rural (n = 9620)  
  Percent (SE)
Place of injuries        
   Home 41.8 (2.6) 65.4 (2.8) 28.2 (3.6) ** 40.3 (2.7) 42.8 (4.0) *
   Road traffic/Street 37.6(2.7) 22.6 (2.9) 46.2 (3.8)   41.1 (2.8) 35.2 (4.1)  
   Workplace/farm/fields 13.0(1.6) 6.9 (1.7) 16.5 (2.1)   8.1 (1.8) 16.3 (2.4)  
   School 3.2(0.8) 3.8 (1.2) 2.9 (0.8)   5.7 (1.4) 1.5 (0.7)  
   Others 4.4(0.9) 1.3 (0.8) 6.2 (1.3)   4.8 (1.1) 4.2 (1.3)  
Type of injuries        
   Fall 48.6(2.8) 62.8 (2.8) 40.5 (3.6) ** 52.6 (4.5) 45.9 (3.7) *
   Poisoning 7.1(3.0) 3.2 (1.1) 9.4 (4.6)   1.9 (1.0) 10.6 (5.0)  
   Burn 3.2(0.6) 5.1 (1.3) 2.1 (0.8)   3.6 (1.1) 3.0 (0.8)  
   Other* 41.1(2.96) 28.9 (2.7) 48.0 (4.1)   41.9 (4.9) 40.5 (3.7)  
  1. Source: NHSP 1990–94. **p ≤ 0.001 *p ≤ 0.05 ≥ 0.01
  2. *Injuries related to body part crushing, breaking and bruising.