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Table 2 Consequences of the fatal and non-fatal unintentional injuries by mechanism (June 1, 2005-May 31, 2006)

From: Unintentional injuries in the rural population of Twiserkan, Iran: A cross-sectional study on their incidence, characteristics and preventability

Consequences All
(n = 134)
Number (%)
Traffic
(n = 60)
Number (%)
Fall
(n = 35)
Number (%)
Burn*
(n = 15)
Number
Physical nature     
Fracture 66 (49.3) 32 (53.3) 30 (85.7) -
Concussion 17 (12.7) 15 (25.0) 2 (5.7) -
Cut, bite or other open wound 15 (11.2) 4 (6.7) 1 (2.9) -
Burn 15 (11.2) - - 15
Poisoning 7 (5.2) - - -
Organ system injury/internal injury 6 (4.5) 3 (5.0) - -
Bruise or superficial injury 4 (3.0) 4 (6.7) - -
Sprain/strain 3 (2.2) 1 (1.7) 2 (5.7) -
Unspecified 1 (0.7) 1 (1.7) - -
Body region     
Head/face 19 (14.2) 17 (28.3) 1 (2.9) 1
Upper limb 18 (13.4) 5 (8.3) 8 (22.9) -
Lower limb 27 (20.1) 15 (25.0) 7 (20.0) 1
Neck/shoulder/lower back/rib 10 (7.4) 4 (6.7) 3 (8.6) 2
Pelvis/hip 8 (6.0) 1 (1.7) 7 (20.0) -
Internal system 7 (5.2) - - -
Multiple regions 42 (31.3) 16 (26.7) 9 (25.7) 10
Unspecified 3 (2.2) 2 (3.3) - 1
Severity/recovery     
Complete recovery 54 (40.3) 25 (41.7) 16 (45.7) 3
Partial recovery 31 (23.1) 14 (23.3) 10 (28.6) 2
Disability 22 (16.4) 11 (18.3) 5 (14.3) 4
Death 26 (19.4) 10 (16.7) 4 (11.4) 6
  1. *As the number of burns amounted to 15, no percentages are presented.