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Table 2 Mechanism of injury

From: Prevalence and predictors of injuries in Kenya: findings from the national STEPs survey

Cause of injury Percentage Total number
Male Female Rural Urban N (%) % (n = 4484)
Road traffic
 Driver 100.0 0.0 51.7 48.3 41 (25.2)  
 Passenger 59.8 40.3 57.3 42.7 78 (47.9)  
 Pedestrian 61.2 38.8 56.9 43.1 11 (6.7)  
 A cyclist 94.0 6.0 72.0 28.0 33 (20.2)  
Total 76.9 23.1 58.9 41.1 163 (100.0) 3.6
Accidental injury
 Cut 59.7 40.3 73.5 26.5 234 (47.7)  
 Fall 54.0 46.0 70.4 29.6 166 (33.8)  
 Others 60.6 39.4 61.3 38.7 47 (9.6)  
 Animal bite 59.0 41.0 84.9 15.1 25 (5.1)  
 Burn 33.0 67.0 88.9 11.1 19 (3.9)  
Total 56.8 43.2 72.4 27.6 491 (100.0) 10.9
Violent incident
 With weapon 56.7 43.3 70.9 29.1 59 (35.5)  
 No weapon 71.5 28.5 66.2 33.8 86 (51.8)  
 Others 58.4 41.6 78.8 21.2 21 (12.7)  
Total 64.6 35.4 69.3 30.7 166 (100.0) 3.7
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