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Table 1 Socio-demographic profile and characteristics of injuries among patients attending the emergency of a Secondary Level Hospital in District Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab, India, 2012 (N = 649)

From: A pilot study of a hospital-based injury surveillance system in a secondary level district hospital in India: lessons learnt and way ahead

Characteristics Number (%)
Sex
 Male 517 (80)
 Female 130 (20)
 Not recorded 02 (0)
Residence
 Urban 302 (47)
 Rural 312 (48)
 Not recorded 35 (5)
Age group
 0–14 53 (8.2)
 15–24 176 (27.1)
 25–44 254 (39.1)
 45–64 140 (21.6)
  > 64 22 (3.4)
 Not recorded 04 (0.6)
Intent of injury
 Unintentional 493 (78.1)
 Intentional 122 (19.4)
 Self-harm 12 (1.9)
 Others 4 (0.6)
 Not recorded 18 (2.8)
Site of injuryc
 Head 190 (29.3)
 Face 142 (21.9)
 Upper limb 140 (21.6)
 Lower limb 102 (15.7)
 Chest 26 (4.0)
 Spinal 16 (2.5)
 Neck 12 (1.8)
 Abdomen 10 (1.6)
 Bone 1 (0.1)
 Not recorded 64 (10)
Nature of Injuryc
 Incised wound 326 (50)
 Fracture/Dislocation 113 (17)
 Abrasion 112 (17)
 Contusion 44 (7)
 Concussion 36 (6)
 Laceration 35 (5)
 Burn 12 (2)
 Othersa 11 (2)
 Not recorded 36 (6)
Activity during injury
 Travelling 330 (51)
 Working 150 (23)
 Sports 18 (3)
 Education 18 (3)
 Others 23 (3)
 Not recorded 110 (17)
Mechanism of injury
 Road Traffic Crash 338 (52)
 Quarrel 110 (17)
 Fall 80 (12)
 Stab cut 36 (6)
 Other blunt force 22 (3)
 Animal bite 20 (3)
 Fire 7 (1)
 Poisoning 5 (1)
 Othersb 19 (3)
 Not recorded 12 (2)
Outcome of injury
 Treated and discharged 336 (51.8)
 Admitted to indoor wards 171 (26.3)
 Referred to higher centres 109 (16.8)
 Death 6 (0.9)
 LAMA 6 (0.9)
 Not recorded 21(3.2)
  1. aincludes internal organ injury, nose bleeding, crush injury and foreign body
  2. bincludes unknown, drowning and gun shot; LAMA stands for Left Against Medical Advice
  3. cmultiple responses