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Table 3 Total number, percentage and causes of medico-legal accidental death cases that were reported to the GDCE in Kuwait according to gender between 2003 and 2009

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

Type of accidental death Number of Male cases (percentage) Number of female cases (percentage)
RTA 2636 (83.5) 520 (16.5)
Fall from height 523 (82.3) 116 (17.7)
Drug overdose 286 (94.4) 17 (5.6)
Burn 150 (61) 96 (39)
Asphyxia 86 (63.2) 50 (36.8)
Occupational Injury 107 (86.3) 17 (13.7)
Drowning 90 (84.9) 16 (15.1)
Electric shock 62 (92.5) 5 (7.5)
Mine explosion 55 (96.5) 2 (3.5)
Poison 44 (88) 6 (12)