Table 2

Injury characteristics among children as reported in the trauma registry

Injury characteristicsn (n=795)Proportion (95% CI)
External cause
 Falls8811.1 (9.1 to 13.5)
 Transport injuries40551.1 (47.5 to 54.5)
 Exposure to inanimate mechanical forces16020.1 (17.5 to 23.1)
 Bites/animate mechanical forces91.1 (0.6 to 2.2)
 Drowning and submersion30.4 (0.1 to 1.2)
 Accidental suffocation and strangulation40.5 (0.2 to 1.3)
 Exposure to smoke, fire and flames172.1 (1.3 to 3.4)
 Contact with heat and hot substances739.2 (7.4 to 11.4)
 Contact with venomous animals/plants30.4 (0.1 to 1.2)
 Accidental poisoning/noxious substances121.5 (0.9 to 2.6)
 Intentional self-harm10.1 (0.0 to 0.9)
 Assault111.4 (0.8 to 2.5)
 Others81.0 (0.5 to 2.0)
Place of injury
 Non-institutional (private) residence58673.8 (70.6 to 76.7)
 Institutional (non-private) residence70.9 (0.4 to 1.8)
 School, institution, public administrative area395.0 (3.7 to 6.7)
 Sports and athletics area233.0 (1.9 to 4.4)
 Street, highway and other paved roadways9812.4 (10.3 to 14.9)
 Trade and service area70.9 (0.5 to 1.9)
 Industrial and construction area00
 Farm50.7 (0.3 to 1.5)
 Other places182.3 (1.4 to 3.4)
 Unspecified place or not applicable111.4 (0.8 to 2.5)