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Table 2 Body parts injured in fatal traffic injuries compared between the elderly and other age groups in East Azerbaijan (March 2006–March 2016)

From: A decade of road traffic fatalities among the elderly in north-West Iran

Body organ injured Elderly Other ages Total P-value*
Head/Face 1048 (77.2%) 6558 (81.6%) 7606 (81%) <0.001
Neck 78 (5.8%) 515 (6.4%) 593 (6.3%) 0.36
Chest/abdomen 550 (40.5%) 2530 (31.5%) 3080 (32.8%) <0.001
Back trunk 34 (2.5%) 156 (1.9%) 190 (2%) 0.17
Pelvis 166 (12.2%) 625 (7.7%) 791 (8.4%) <0.001
Upper limbs 137 (10.1%) 524 (6.5%) 661 (7%) <0.001
Lower limbs 174 (12.8%) 748 (9.3%) 922 (9.8%) <0.001
  1. P-values are based on chi-squared test to investigate whether proportions of injury for each organ are different between the elderly and other age fatalities