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Table 3 Deaths due to trauma

From: Deaths from surgical conditions in Malawi - a randomised cross-sectional Nationwide household survey

  Bite/animal attack Burn/explosion Traffic related injuries Fall from height Stab/slash Death age group n (%)
0–4 yrs 0 1 0 0 0 1 (3.2%)
5–17 yrs 0 1 1 1 1 4 (12.9%)
18–49 yrs 1 0 8 1 4 14 (45.2%)
Above 50 yrs 1 0 7 2 2 12 (38.7%)
Deaths from traumatic cause n (%)
(N) = 31
2 (6.5%) 2 (6.5%) 16 (51.6%) 4 (12.9%) 7 (22.5%) 31 (100%)
  1. aResponses from household members in reply to the question: … .“condolences for your loss … ..which one of the above injuries may have caused the death of your family member?