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Table 2 Perception and knowledge of unintentional injuries and their prevention elicited using the photo-elicitation method among the primary caregivers (N = 302)

From: Perception and awareness of unintentional childhood injuries among primary caregivers of children in Vellore, South India: a community-based cross-sectional study using photo-elicitation method

Type of unintentional childhood injury Adequate perception of the hazard
n (%)
Adequate knowledge of type of injury
n (%)
Adequate perception of prevention of injury
n (%)
Adequate knowledge of prevention of injury
n (%)
Woman riding bicycle without safety features, with child pillion sitting behind bare foot and legs hanging by one side without helmets 198/302 (65.6) 188/198 (94.9) 168/198 (84.8) 122/168 (72.6)
188/302 (62.2) 168/302 (55.6) 122/302 (40.3)
Toddler climbing a staircase without supervision 272/302 (90.1) 270/272 (99.2) 252/272 (92.6) 239/252 (94.8)
270/302 (89.4) 252/302 (83.4) 239/302 (79.1)
Infant playing with a plastic bag 228/302 (75.5) 206/228 (90.3) 215/228 (94.2) 190/215 (88.3)
206/302 (68.2) 215/302 (71.2) 190/302 (62.9)
Boy crossing the road in a non-zebra crossing 285/302 (94.4) 285/285 (100) 263/285 (92.2) 245/263 (93.1)
285/302 (94.4) 263/302 (87.1) 245/302 (81.1)
Small children playing with firecrackers 291/302 (96.4) 290/291 (99.6) 260/291 (89.3) 243/260 (93.4)
290/302 (96) 260/302 (86.1) 243/302 (80.5)
Unsupervised toddler near a bucket of water 265/302 (87.7) 261/265 (98.4) 256/265 (94.3) 238/256 (92.9)
261/302 (86.4) 256/302 (84.8) 238/302 (78.8)
Infant playing with household chemicals 275/302 (91.2) 268/275 (97.4) 265/275 (96.3) 246/265 (92.8)
268/302 (88.7) 265/302 (87.7) 246/302 (81.5)
Small children climbing trees 294/302 (97.2) 294/294 (100) 272/294 (92.5) 257/272 (94.4)
294/302 (97.2) 272/302 (90.1) 257/302 (85.1)
Mother cooking using firewood stove placed at ground level 261/302 (86.4) 259/261 (99.2) 247/261 (94.6) 228/247 (92.3)
259/302 (85.7) 247 /302 (81.7) 228/302 (75.4)
Unsupervised child playing at a construction site 290/302 (96) 286/290 (98.6) 278/290 (95.8) 239/278 (85.9)
286/302 (94.7) 278/302 (92) 239/302 (79.1)
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