Journal of Environmental and Public Health / 2020 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Unintentional Injuries and Sociodemographic Factors among Households in Ethiopia

Table 3

Mechanism and severity of unintentional injuries by sex, Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey, 2016.

Mechanism and severity of injuryFrequency (%)
MaleFemaleTotal

Mechanism of injury (n = 394)
Fall99 (65.1)53 (34.9)152 (38.6)
Road incidents58 (60.4)38 (39.6)96 (24.4)
Fire/Burn25 (52.1)23 (47.9)48 (12.2)
Animal bite/Kicked14 (56.0)11 (44.0)25 (6.3)
Drown and poisoning5 (50.0)5 (50.0)10 (2.5)
Other41 (65.1)22 (34.9)63 (16.0)

Severity of injury (n = 394)
Injured and alive#206 (61.7)132 (39.5)338 (85.8)
Dead due to injury36 (64.3)20 (35.7)56 (14.2)

Length of time unable to carry out normal daily activities (n = 334)
Less than 8 days47 (61.8)29 (30.2)76 (22.8)
Between 8 to 30 days78 (67.8)37 (32.2)115 (34.4)
Between 1 to 6 months53 (55.2)43 (44.8)96 (28.7)
Longer than 6 months25 (61.0)16 (39.0)41 (12.3)
Don’t know2 (33.3)4 (66.7)6 (1.8)

#One male and three female deaths were not due to injury and considered as alive after injury.

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