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Table 2 Total number, percentage and causes of reported medico-legal cases of accidental deaths according to nationalities between 2003 and 2009

From: Patterns of accidental deaths in Kuwait: a retrospective descriptive study from 2003–2009

Type of accidental death Number of Kuwaiti cases (percentage) Number of non-Kuwaiti cases (percentage)
RTA 1276 (40.5) 1876 (59.5)
Fall from height 96 (15) 543 (85)
Drug overdose 201 (66.8) 100 (33.2)
Burn 103 (41.9) 143 (58.1)
Asphyxia 62 (45.6) 74 (54.4)
Occupational Injury 10 (8.1) 114 (91.9)
Drowning 45 (42.9) 60 (57.1)
Electric shock 11 (16.4) 56 (83.6)
Mine explosion 3 (2.6) 54 (97.4)
Poison 21 (42) 29 (58)