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Table 1 Demographics of the participants in the Global School-based Student Health Survey (GSHS) in Benin, Ghana and Liberia, and the proportion of students who reported at least one serious injury in the previous 12 months

From: Self-reported injuries and correlates among school-going adolescents in three countries in Western sub-Saharan Africa

Country   Benin (2016) Ghana (2012) Liberia (2017)
Total number of GSHS participants   2536 3632 2744
Total number coded for injury status   2288 3227 2375
% of participants with a known injury status   90.2 88.8 86.6
% of participants with serious injury   27.3 46.1 49.2
GSHS participant % by Sex and Age Gender % % %
  Male 54.3 53.8 52.4
  Female 45.7 46.2 47.6
  Age (years)    
   ≤ 11 years 0.3 1.1 2.4
  12 years 1.2 4.7 2.0
  13 years 5.0 7.7 3.8
  14 years 8.9 10.9 6.6
  15 years 13.2 13.8 8.0
  16 years 18.0 12.2 11.3
  17 years 16.2 16.9 15.7
  18 or more years 37.2 32.7 50.2
% Reporting Serious Injury by Sex and Age Gender ***   
  Male 61.0 53.6 54.3
  Female 39.0 46.4 45.7
  Age (years) * *  
   ≤ 11 years 0.3 0.8 2.8
  12 years 1.4 4.8 1.6
  13 years 6.1 7.4 4.0
  14 years 8.0 12.4 6.1
  15 years 13.3 14.0 8.0
  16 years 18.9 12.7 11.1
  17 years 18.1 17.2 16.3
  18 or more years 33.8 30.7 50.2
  1. Note: *p < 0.05, p*** < 0.001