Table 2

Injury deaths by gender, age group, ethnicity, and mechanism in Viti Levu, Fiji, October 2005-September 2006
Variable Overall § n (%) Overall rate* (95% CI) Fijian n (%) Fijian rate (95% CI) Indian n (%) Indian rate (95% CI)
Total 244 37.5 (32.8, 42.2) 98 27.7 (22.2, 33.2) 129 50 (41.1, 58.2)
Gender
Male 156 (63.9) 47.2 (39.8, 54.6) 64 (65.3) 35.8 (27.0, 44.6) 80 (62.0) 60 (47.0, 73.4)
Female 88 (36.1) 27.5 (21.7, 33.2) 34 (34.7) 19.4 (12.9, 25.9) 49 (38.0) 39 (27.7, 49.3)
Age group
0 – 14 years 28 (11.5) 15.3 (9.6, 21) 24 (24.5) 21.2 (12.7, 29.7) - -
15 – 29 years 95 (38.9) 50.5 (40.3, 60.6) 30 (30.6) 29.7 (19.0, 40.3) 60 (46.5) 78 (58.3, 97.8)
30 – 44 years 61 (25.0) 44.3 (33.2, 55.4) 28 (28.6) 39.1 (24.6, 53.5) 27 (20.9) 47 (29.0, 64.2)
≥ 45years 60 (24.6) 42.3 (31.6, 53.0) 16 (16.3) 23.6 (12.0, 35.1) 38 (29.5) 58 (39.4, 76.0)
Mechanism of injury
Road traffic injury 70 (28.7) 10.8 (8.3, 13.3) 33 (33.7) 9.3 (6.1, 12.5) 35 (27.1) 13 (9.0, 17.9)
Choking or hanging 61 (25.0) 9.4 (7, 11.7) 13 (13.3) 3.7 (1.7, 5.7) 45 (34.9) 17 (12.3, 22.4)
Drowning 28 (11.5) 4.3 (2.7, 5.9) 18 (18.4) 5.1 (2.7, 7.4) - -
Fire/heat/electricity 22 (9.0) 3.4 (2.0, 4.8) - - 17 (13.2) 7 (3.4, 9.6)
Poisoning 17 (7.0) 2.6 (1.4, 3.9 ) - - 13 (10.1) 5 (2.3 - 7.7)
Fall 16 (6.6) 2.5 (1.3, 3.7 ) 9 (9.2) 2.5 (0.9, 4.2) 6 (4.7) 2 (0.5, 4.2)
Hit by person or object 12 (4.9) 1.8 (0.8, 2.9 ) 8 (8.2) 2.3 (0.7, 3.8) - -
Cutting or piercing 11 (4.5) 1.7 (0.7, 2.7) 5 (5.1) 1.4 (0.2, 2.7) 5 (3.9) 2 (0.2, 3.6)
Other 7 (2.9) 1.1 (0.4, 1.9) 6 (6.1) 1.7 (0.3, 3.1) - -
Intent
Unintentional 138 (56.5) 21.2 (17.7, 24.7) 70 (71.4) 19.8 (15.1, 24.4) 57 (44.2) 21.9 (16.2, 27.6)
Self-inflicted injury 78 (32.0) 12.0 (9.3, 14.6) 9 (9.2) 2.5 (0.9, 4.2) 64 (49.6) 24.6 (18.6, 30.6)
Interpersonal violence 19 (7.8) 2.9 (1.6, 4.2) 13 (13.3) 3.7 (1.7, 5.7) 6 (4.7) 2.3 (0.5, 4.2)
Undetermined 9 (3.7) 1.4 (0.5, 2.3) 6 (6.1) 1.7 (0.3, 3.1) - -
Timing of death
Prior to admission 173 (70.9) 26.6 (22.6, 30.6) 70 (71.4) 19.8 (15.1, 24.4) 88 (68.2) 34 (26.7, 40.9)
During admission 71 (29.1) 10.9 (8.4, 13.5) 28 (28.6) 7.9 (5.0, 10.8) 41 (31.8) 16 (10.9, 20.6)

Source: Fiji Bureau of Statistics 2007 census data [16]; * Rate per 100,000; § ‘Other’ ethnic group is included in the overall count and rate calculation; - Cells with values less than 5 have been omitted.

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