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Table 2 Mechanism of injury for patients admitted to Hospital Central de Maputo with trauma related injuries, June–September, 2010

From: Analysis of trauma admission data at an urban hospital in Maputo, Mozambique

  Male Female Total P value
n = 324 (%) n = 117 (%) n = 441 (%)
Road traffic injury 116 (35.8) 57 (48.7) 173 (39.2) 0.014
 Pedestrian 68 (59.0) 32 (56.0) 100 (57.8)  
 Bicyclist 2 (2.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (1.0)  
 Vehicle passengera 29 (25.0) 23 (40.0) 52 (30.0)  
 Car driver 12 (10.0) 2 (4.0) 14 (8.0)  
 Motorcyclist 5 (4.0) 0 (0.0) 5 (3.0)  
Fall 31 (9.6) 10 (8.5) 41 (9.3) 0.744
 From a height (building, stairs, etc.) 15 (48.0) 2 (20.0) 17 (41.0)  
 From a tree 5 (16.0) 1 (10.0) 6 (15.0)  
 From ground level/back of vehicle 8 (26.0) 7 (70.0) 15 (37.0)  
Burn 17 (5.2) 19 (16.2) 36 (8.2) <0.001
 Hot liquid 7 (41.0) 6 (32.0) 13 (36.0)  
 Fire 9 (53.0) 9 (47.0) 18 (50.0)  
 Chemical product 0 (0.0) 1 (5.0) 1 (3.0)  
 Other 1 (6.0) 3 (16.9) 4 (11.0)  
Fighting 104 (32.1) 8 (6.8) 112 (25.4) <0.001
Knife wound 25 (7.7) 4 (3.4) 29 (6.6) 0.108
Gun wound 16 (4.9) 1 (0.9) 17 (3.9) 0.049
Domestic violence 1 (0.3) 9 (7.7) 10 (2.3) <0.001
Work related accident 5 (1.5) 1 (0.9) 6 (1.4) 0.582
Bites 8 (2.5) 7 (6.0) 15 (3.4) 0.072
 Human 6 (75.0) 4 (57.0) 10 (66.0)  
 Snake 1 (13.0) 2 (29.0) 3 (20.0)  
 Other animal 1 (13.0) 1 (14.0) 2 (14.0)  
  1. aIncludes passengers of public and semi-public transport