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Table 4 Injury profile by alcohol-related status, n (%)

From: Involvement of alcohol in injury cases in rural Sri Lanka: prevalence and associated factors among in-patients in three primary care hospitals

Characteristic Category Total (n = 883)  < 10 mg/dL (n = 755)  ≥ 10 mg/dL (n = 128) X2 p-value
Mechanism Transport 251 (28.4) 205 (27.2) 46 (35.9) 32.0  < 0.001
Mechanical 180 (20.4) 163 (21.6) 17 (13.3)   
Animal or plant bite/sting 161 (18.2) 153 (20.3) 8 (6.3)   
Assault 157 (17.8) 119 (15.8) 38 (29.7)   
Fall 69 (7.8) 58 (7.7) 11 (8.6)   
Poisoning 45 (5.1) 38 (5.0) 7 (5.5)   
Othera 20 (2.3) 19 (2.5) 1 (0.8)   
Place Street/road/highway 339 (38.4) 280 (37.1) 59 (46.1) 12.5 0.029
Home 312 (35.3) 276 (36.6) 36 (28.1)   
Occupational 155 (17.6) 140 (18.5) 15 (11.7)   
Otherb 49 (5.5) 37 (4.9) 12 (9.4)   
Leisure, recreation, sport 14 (1.6) 11 (1.5) 3 (2.3)   
Public administrative area 14 (1.6) 11 (1.5) 3 (2.3)   
Activity Travelling 323 (36.6) 264 (35.0) 59 (46.1) 8.3 0.082
Vital activities 238 (27.0) 209 (27.7) 29 (22.7)   
Working 168 (19.0) 152 (20.1) 16 (12.5)   
Otherc 119 (13.5) 100 (13.2) 19 (14.8)   
Sport or leisure 35 (4.0) 30 (4.0) 5 (3.9)   
Intent Unintentional 683 (77.3) 602 (79.7) 81 (63.3) 18.4  < 0.001
Intentional 155 (17.6) 116 (15.4) 39 (30.5)   
Deliberate self-harm 45 (5.1) 37 (4.9) 8 (6.3)   
  1. aIncludes: ‘Other’, unknown, blast injuries, firearm, foreign body, other, exposure to electric current/heat/hot substances/smoke/fire/flame, drowning, animal/plan stings/bites/attacks, poisoning, fall; bIncludes: ‘other’, data not available/unknown, educational institution, leisure or recreational area/sport
  2. cIncludes: ‘other’, unknown/data not available, leisure activities, whilst in educational activities, doing sport