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Table 1 Age-adjusted unintentional injury hospitalization rate by injury mechanism and surveillance year (per 100,000 population)

From: The effect of contextual factors on unintentional injury hospitalization: from the Korea National Hospital Discharge Survey

Injury mechanism Total Male Female
2004 2013 2004 2013 2004 2013
Transportation injury 686.6 712.4 829.9 845.7 548.4 577.9
Falling, stumbling, jumping, pushed, etc. 518.1 713.4 570.9 693.7 463.5 733.9
Contact with blunt force 102.5 196.5 167.2 303.8 38.8 88.4
Piercing, penetrating force 74.3 65.6 114.0 94.2 34.9 36.7
Shot by firearm 0.4 0.2 0.8 0.5 0.0 0.0
Thermal mechanism 34.1 54.8 37.3 56.9 30.8 52.8
Suffocation 1.1 1.1 1.4 1.3 0.9 0.9
Drowning 1.1 1.1 1.5 1.5 0.7 0.6
Exposure to chemical or other substance 12.3 22.4 12.0 26.0 12.5 18.7
Other specified mechanism of injury 127.5 109.4 177.1 132.0 78.4 86.7
Unspecified mechanism of injury 32.1 70.8 39.2 85.3 25.0 56.4
  1. Standard population based on the 2010 Census data from the Korean National Statistical Office