Table 1

Distribution of spring cleaning related injuries (listed according to ICD code) by study characteristics

Mechanism

n

Mean age

Female/male

Number needing medical attention


Fall on same level

3

33.5

3/0

1

Fall involving chair

10

28.2

4/1

6

Fall involving other furniture

4

44.0

3/1

3

Fall from stairs

3

52.5

3/0

2

Struck by falling object

5

30.7

5/0

3

Crushed between objects

7

32.0

6/1

2

Contact with sharp glass

8

34.3

3/1

1

Contact with non-powered hand tool

5

34.7

4/1

3

Contact with other powered hand tools and household machinery

2

25.5

2/0

2

Contact with hot tap-water

5

39.3

5/0

2

Overexertion and strenuous or repetitive movements

15

28.9

13/2

3

Exposure to other specified factors

3

60.0

2/1

2


Total

70

33.8

6/1

30


Saadat and Karbakhsh BMC Public Health 2011 11:631   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-631

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