Table 4

Causes of accidentsresulting in injuries

Cause

All injuries

N (%)

Out of pocket medical expenses (USD) **

Mean ± SD

Significant injuries§


All ages

Age ≤ 15

N(%)


Male

Female

Total N(%)


N

Incidence*

N

Incidence*


Inanimate mechanical force

629 (36.6)

19.4 ± 7.2

67

14.2 (11.0-18.0)

23

5.2 (3.3-7.8)

90 (14.4)

7 (7.4)

Falls

403 (23.5)

22.1 ± 10.3

126

26.8 (22.3-31.8)

88

20.0 (16.1-24.6)

214 (34.2)

54 (57.4)

Contact with heat and hot substances

372 (21.7)

19.4 ± 7.3

24

5.1 (3.3-42.6)

36

8.2 (5.8-11.3)

60 (9.6)

7 (7.4)

Transport accidents

188 (10.9)

18.7 ± 7.9

174

37.0 (31.8-42.8)

26

5.9 (3.9-8.7)

203 (32.4)

21 (22.3)

Others

50 (2.9)

18.9 ± 9.1

5

1.1 (0.3-2.8)

1

0.2 (0.0-1.3)

3 (0.5)

0 (0.0)

Assault

44 (2.6)

18.8 ± 8.5

34

7.2 (5.0-10.1)

1

0.2(0.0-1.3)

35 (5.6)

3 (3.2)

Exposure to smoke, fire, flame

13 (.8)

18.9 ± 4.7

3

0.6 (0.1-1.9)

2

0.5 (0.1-1.6)

5 (.8)

0 (0.0)

Overexertion,...

8 (.5)

19.3 ± 6.7

5

1.1 (0.3-2.8)

3

0.7 (0.1-2.0)

8 (1.3)

0 (0.0)

Electric current

6 (.3)

17.4 ± 5.9

2

0.4 (0.1-1.5)

2

0.5 (0.1-1.6)

4 (.6)

0 (0.0)

Animate mechanical force

2 (.1)

14.1 ± 2.0

0

0.0 (0.0-0.8)

2

0.5 (0.1-1.6)

2 (.3)

1 (1.1)

Poisoning, accidental

2 (.1)

31.7 ± 26.7

0

0.0 (0.0-0.8)

2

0.5 (0.1-1.6)

2 (.3)

1 (1.1)


Total‡

1717 (100.0)

19.9 ± 8.3

440

93.5 (85.3-102.2)

186

42.3 (36.6-48.7)

626 (100.0)

94 (100.0)


‡ Accident are appeared only once in this table even if it was resulted in more than one injury

§ Significant injury: Injury that needed any medical care

* Incidence per 1000 person-year

** The mean exchange rate for 1 USD was 9285 Rials during the study period

Saadat et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:608   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-608

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