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Table 4 Distribution of recovery of injury for injured persons over five years of age by gender, urban/rural residence, place and type of injury 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 Fully recovered Under recovery Recovered with handicap
  Percent (SE)
Age categories     
   5–15 years 75.3 (3.6) 18.5 (3.2) 6.2 (1.5) **
   16–30 years 66.0 (4.0) 27.2 (3.7) 6.8 (1.4)  
   31–45 years 65.8 (4.9) 28.7 (5.0) 5.6 (2.1)  
   > 45 years 52.6 (4.9) 41.5 (5.2) 5.8 (2.3)  
Gender     
   Female 53.3 (4.0) 41.0 (4.7) 5.7 (1.5) **
   Male 74.2 (2.8) 19.3 (2.3) 6.5 (1.4)  
Location of residence     
   Urban 67.3 (3.4) 23.6 (2.5) 9.1 (2.1) *
   Rural 66.2 (3.8) 29.5 (3.8) 4.3 (1.0)  
Type of injuries     
   Fall 61.8 (3.4) 32.9 (3.3) 5.3 (1.0) *
   Poisoning 88.8 (7.2) 7.8 (5.7) 3.4 (3.1)  
   Burn 77.2 (9.4) 18.1 (8.1) 4.7 (4.6)  
   Other* 67.8 (3.5) 24.3 (2.9) 7.9 (2.1)  
Place of injuries     *
   Home 68.9 (3.9) 26.6 (3.9) 4.5 (1.2)  
   Road traffic/Street 63.5 (3.0) 27.4 (2.5) 9.1 (2.0)  
   Workplace/Field/Farm 64.0 (6.0) 31.6 (6.0) 4.4 (2.2)  
   School 74.2 (12.4) 16.1 (8.7) 9.7 (7.8)  
   Other 76.8 (9.1) 23.2 (9.1) 0  
  1. Source: NHSP 1990–94. **p ≤ 0.001 *p ≤ 0.05 ≥ 0.01
  2. *Injuries related to body part crushing, breaking and bruising.