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Table 4 Anatomic site of injury by mechanism of trauma

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

  Number (%)
Road traffic injury (n = 173)  
 Cranioencephalic 127 (73.4)
 Maxillofacial 53 (36.6)
 External contusion 41 (23.7)
 Orthopedic 38 (22.0)
Fall (n = 41)  
 Cranioencephalic 25 (61.0)
 Cervical spine 8 (19.5)
 Thoracic 5 (12.2)
Fighting (n = 112)  
 Cranioencephalic 74 (66.1)
 Maxillofacial 52 (46.4)
 External contusion 13 (11.6)
Knife wound (n = 29)  
 Thoracic 13 (44.8)
 Cranioencephalic 8 (27.6)
Gun wound (n = 17)  
 Abdominal 8 (47.1)
 Thoracic 4 (23.5)