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Table 4 Total number and causes of medico-legal cases of accidental deaths that were reported to the GDCE in Kuwait according to marital status between 2003 and 2009

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

Type of accidental death Number of Married cases (percentage) Number of non-married cases (percentage)
RTA 1679 (53.3) 1471 (46.7)
Fall from height 332 (52.1) 305 (47.9)
Drug overdose 172 (56.8) 131 (43.2)
Burn 126 (51.2) 120 (48.8)
Asphyxia 54 (41.2) 77 (58.8)
Occupational Injury 65 (52.4) 59 (47.6)
Drowning 37 (34.3) 71 (65.7)
Electric shock 45 (67.2) 22 (32.8)
Mine explosion 40 (70.2) 17 (29.8)
Poison 25 (50) 25 (50)