Table 5

Cause of fractures

Cause

N (%)

Age


Male

Female


Mean ± SD

Mean ± SD


Falls

109 (61.9)

28.2 ± 20.7

44.6 ± 24.4

Transport accidents

53 (30.1)

39.9 ± 19.9

43.9 ± 16.2

Inanimate mechanical force

6 (3.4)

29.7 ± 5.5

55.0 ± 26.9

Animate mechanical force

1 (0.6)

--

15.0

Overexertion, travel and privation

1 (0.6)

30.0

--

Assault

6 (3.4)

27.2 ± 6.8

--


Total

176 (100.0)

32.6 ± 20.2

44.5 ± 23.2


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

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