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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population according to injury type

From: The epidemiology of wrist and hand injury in two hospitals in Jerusalem: substantial differences between population subgroups

  Contusion Laceration Crush Explosion Burn Total – n (% of total) Statistical significance (between groups)* Representation in city population (%)
Total - n (% of total)   448 (56.1%) 211 (26.4%) 115 (14.4%) 7 (.9%) 18 (2.2%) 799 (100%)   
Sex – n (% of sex) Male 324 (54.4%) 161 (27.1%) 92 (15.4%) 5 (.8%) 13 (2.2%) 595 (74.5%) ns. 49% [10]
Female 124 (60.8%) 50 (24.5%) 23 (11.3%) 2 (1%) 5 (2.5%) 204 (25.5%) 51% [10]
Age group – n (% of age group) 16 or younger 158 (58.3%) 48 (17.7%) 59 (21.8%) 1 (.4%) 5 (1.8%) 271 (33.9%) p < 0.0001 37% [9]
17 to 65 years 258 (53.3%) 157 (32.4%) 50 (10.3%) 6 (1.2%) 13 (2.7%) 484 (60.6%) 54% [9]
Over 65 years 32 (72.7%) 6 (13.6%) 6 (13.6) 0 (0) 0 (0) 44 (5.5%) 9% [9]
Level of education (for patients over age 18) – n (% of education level) 0–8 years 41 (45.6%) 38 (42.2%) 8 (8.9%) 1 (1.1%) 2 (2.2%) 90 (22.6%) ns. 66% [11]
9–12 years 96 (54.5%) 55 (31.3%) 16 (9.1%) 3 (1.7%) 6 (3.4%) 176 (44.2%)
13 years or more 75 (56.8%) 39 (29.5%) 14 (10.6%) 1 (.8%) 3 (2.3%) 132 (33.2%) 34% [11]
Religion – n (% of religion) Jewish 254 (58.1%) 99 (22.7%) 71 (16.2%) 4 (.9%) 9 (2.1%) 437 (54.7%) ns. 64% [9]
Muslim 174 (52.6%) 102 (30.8%) 43 (13.0%) 3 (.9%) 9 (2.7%) 331 (41.4%) 34% [9]
Jewish Religiosity – n (% of Jewish religion) Ultra-Orthodox 30 (39.0%) 22 (28.6%) 24 (31.2%) 0 (0%) 1 (1.3%) 77 (17.6%) p = 0.008 35% [9]
Religious 58 (60.4%) 22 (22.9%) 12 (12.5%) 1 (1%) 3 (3.1%) 96 (22%) 31% [9]
Traditional 79 (60.8%) 29 (22.3%) 20 (15.4%) 2 (1.5%) 0 (0) 130 (29.7%)
Secular 85 (65.4%) 25 (19.2%) 15 (11.5%) 1 (.8%) 4 (3.1%) 130 (29.7%) 31% [9]
Setting – n (% of setting) Work/army/ school 120 (49.8%) 75 (31.1%) 37 (15.4%) 4 (1.7%) 5 (2.1%) 241 (30.1%) p < 0.001  
Home 116 (45.7%) 86 (33.9%) 47 (18.5%) 1 (.4%) 4 (1.6%) 254 (31.2%)  
Leisure 202 (72.1%) 44 (15.7%) 24 (8.6%) 2 (.7%) 8 (2.9%) 280 (35%)  
  1. Religion was other than Jewish or Muslim in 17 patients and not reported in 14 of the patients. Religiosity was not reported for four Jewish patients. Setting was not reported in 24 patients
  2. Ns. Not significant
  3. *Pearson Chi-Square
  4. Data marked in bold emphasis to pinpoint the differences between the data sets