International Journal of Population Research / 2013 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Unintentional Injuries among School-Aged Children in Palestine: Findings from the National Study of Palestinian Schoolchildren (HBSC-WBG2006)

Table 2

Distribution of students reporting medically attended injuries during the past 12 months by number of injuries, activity context, and selected sociodemographic variables.

Number of injuriesTreated by cast, stitches, operation, or overnight hospitalization Lost days of activityActivity context
Injured 1Injured >1P valueP valueP valueBikingSportWalking/runningFightingWorkOtherP value
(%) (%) (%) (%)

Grade
 6th1117 (26.2)1260 (29.5)<0.001422 (39.2)<0.001964 (45.7)<0.0011131 (47.6) 267 (11.2) 656 (27.6) 109 (4.6) 47 (2.0) 167 (7.0) <0.001
 8th1149 (27.9)1028 (25)361 (33.7)842 (43.2)966 (44.4) 288 (13.2) 643 (29.5) 79 (3.6) 35 (1.6) 166 (7.6)
 10th927 (22.5)738 (17.9)230 (32.1)601 (41.3)643 (38.6) 202 (12.1) 580 (34.8) 73 (4.4) 30 (1.8) 137 (8.2)
 12th822 (23.7)551 (15.9)203 (29.4)418 (36.5)613 (44.6) 160 (11.7) 408 (29.7) 53 (3.9) 32 (2.3) 107 (7.8)

Total4015 (25.2)3577 (22.4)1216 (34.2)2825 (42.4)3353 (44.2)917 (12.1)2287 (30.1)314 (4.1)144 (1.9)577 (7.6)

Gender
 Male1976 (26.2)2060 (27.3)<0.001757 (40.2)<0.0011669 (47.2)<0.0011870 (46.3) 476 (11.8) 1130 (28.0) 177 (4.4) 92 (2.3) 291 (7.2) <0.001
 Female2039 (24.2)1547 (17.9)459 (27.5)1156 (37.0)1483 (41.7) 441 (12.4) 1157 (32.5) 137 (3.9) 52 (1.5) 286 (8.0)

Total4015 (25.2)3577 (22.4)1216 (34.2)2825 (42.4)3353 (44.2)917 (12.1)2287 (30.1)314 (4.1)144 (1.9)577 (7.6)

Region
 West Bank2221 (24.5)1989 (21.9)0.002666 (34.0)0.7801565 (42.2)<0.0011836 (43.6) 512 (12.2) 1257 (29.9) 189 (4.5) 86 (2.0) 330 (7.8) 0.352
 Gaza Strip1794 (26.1)1588 (23.1)550 (34.5)1260 (42.7)1517 (44.9) 405 (12.0) 1030 (30.5) 125 (3.7) 58 (1.7) 247 (7.3)

Total4015 (25.2)3577 (22.4)1216 (34.2)2825 (42.4)3353 (44.2)917 (12.1)2287 (30.1)314 (4.1)144 (1.9)577 (7.6)

School ownership
 Private303 (24.4)268 (21.5)<0.001915 (33.2)0.0452187 (42.2)0.001280 (49.0) 62 (10.9) 153 (26.8) 25 (4.4) 9 (1.6) 42 (7.4) <0.001
 Government3148 (24.8)2731 (21.5)192 (37.4)460 (45.1)2502 (42.6) 729 (12.4) 1830 (31.1) 252 (4.3) 124 (2.1) 442 (7.5)
 UNRWA*564 (27.8)578 (28.4)109 (38.8)178 (39.1)571 (50.0) 126 (11.0) 304 (26.6) 37 (3.2) 11 (1.0) 93 (8.1)

Total4015 (25.2)3577 (22.4)1216 (34.2)2825 (42.4)3353 (44.2)917 (12.1)2287 (30.1)314 (4.1)144 (1.9)577 (7.6)

FAS**
 Low2345 (24.7)1942 (20.4)<0.001650 (32.8)<0.0011521 (39.7)0.0081915 (44.7)507 (11.8)1307 (30.5)169 (3.9)73 (1.7)316 (7.4)0.648
 Moderate818 (25.1)824 (25.4)284 (37.0)674 (45.4)733 (44.6)202 (12.3)468 (28.5)78 (4.8)38 (2.3)123 (7.4)
 High363 (24.2)417 (27. 7)146 (40.1)327 (45.9)343 (44.0)92 (11.8)229 (29.4)32 (4.1)17 (2.2)67 (8.6)

Total3526 (24.7)3183 (22.3)1080 (34.7)2522 (41.8)2991 (44.6)801 (11.9)2004 (29.9)279 (4.2)128 (1.9)506 (7.5)

UNRWA: United Nation Relief Working Agency.
**FAS: Family Affluence Scale.
Chi-square test.