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Table 2 Type and cause of most serious injury in the past year, by sex and country, among GSHS participants who reported at least one serious injury within the previous 12 months

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

  Benin Ghana Liberia
  Female (%) Male (%) Female (%) Male (%) Female (%) Male (%)
Injury type       
 Broken bone or dislocated joint 29.1 35.5 20.4 26.0 12.3 19.8
 Concussion or other head or neck injury, was knocked out, or could not breathe 7.9 10.9 12.1 7.0 10.3 9.2
 Cut or Stab wound 12.0 7.4 27.0 35.5 23.0 32.3
 Bad burn 0.0 1.1 2.6 1.7 3.7 1.2
 Poisoned or took too much of a drug 12.5 3.7 6.6 4.9 7.2 4.0
 Gunshot wound 6.5 15.4 1.9 3.4 3.5 2.0
 Other/type not specified 32.0 30.0 29.3 21.5 40 31.5
Cause of injury
 I fell 52.1 45.2 29.5 27.6 16.1 17.5
 Something fell on me or hit me 4.6 6.8 20.4 20.1 23.7 17.3
 I was in a motor vehicle accident or hit by a motor vehicle 11.1 23.1 9.6 19.4 13.0 23.1
 I was attacked or abused or was fighting with someone 5.8 1.8 5.7 6.1 13.2 10.7
 I was in a fire or too near a flame or something hot 5.4 0.5 7.2 3.6 6.4 3.2
 I inhaled or swallowed something bad for me 0.4 0.5 4.8 2.4 3.6 2.4
 Other/cause not specified 20.6 22.1 22.8 20.9 24.1 25.7