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Table 2 Causes of injury and post-injury health seeking behaviour among Dabat HDSS, North West Ethiopia, October-December 2014 (N = 432)

From: Prevalence of disability and associated factors in Dabat Health and Demographic Surveillance System site, northwest Ethiopia

Variable Frequency Percentage
Causes of injury
 Fall 155 35.9
 Burn 13 3.00
 Poisoning 8 1.85
 Drowning 1 0.23
 Car accident 12 2.77
 Sharp objects 57 13.12
 Farming equipment 9 2.08
 Hit by other person by stick 55 12.73
 Animal Bite 34 7.87
 Penetration by animals 88 20.4
Post injury health seeking behavior (N = 432)
 Did not need help 155 35.9
 Treatment at home 85 19.6
 Health post 17 3.9
 Clinic 7 1.62
 Health center 57 13.2
 Hospital 26 6.02
 Traditional Healer 85 19.7