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Table 2 Percent distribution of type of injury, causes of injury and severity of injury

From: Injury rate and risk factors among small-scale gold miners in Ghana

Variables Frequency Percent (%)
Production target
 Yes 178 36.0
 No 308 62.4
 Missing 8 1.6
Type of Injury
 Contusion/abrasion 65 45.5
 Fracture 21 14.7
 Laceration 57 39.8
Mechanism of Injury
 Fall from height 11 7.7
 Struck/hit by falling object 18 12.6
 Machinery/tool 66 46.1
 Slip/Falls 46 32.2
 Burns 2 1.4
Body part injured
 Head 20 14.0
 Neck 5 3.5
 Back 8 5.5
 Chest 5 3.5
 Legs 59 41.3
 Arms 35 24.5
 Others 11 7.7
Medical Attention
 No medical care 41 28.7
 Hospitalized 56 39.2
 Treated and discharge same day 46 32.1
Severity of Injuryb
 Minor 47 32.9
 Moderate 43 30.0
 Severe 53 37.1
Returned to Work
 Yes 117 81.8
 No 26 18.2