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Table 6 Nature of injury by regions – grouped according to claim rate grouping in Figure 1.

From: An ecological study of regional variation in work injuries among young workers

  Lowest rate region Lower rate region Middle rate region High rate region Highest rate region
Nature of Injury N % N % N % N % N %
Cuts 45 15.1% 217 16.3% 716 19.7% 767 17.0% 750 19.1%
Burns 10 3.3% 75 5.6% 168 4.6% 221 4.9% 168 4.3%
Fractures -- -- 90 6.7% 191 5.3% 252 5.6% 209 5.3%
Amputations -- -- 13 1.0% 40 1.1% 50 1.1% 36 0.9%
Sprains & Strains 101 33.8% 409 30.7% 1089 29.9% 1396 30.9% 1214 30.9%
Contusions 39 13.0% 154 11.5% 544 15.0% 619 13.7% 521 13.2%
Other 104 34.8% 376 28.2% 890 24.5% 1208 26.8% 1035 26.3%
  1. -- supressed due to low cell counts