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Table 2 Characteristics of the study population by mechanism of injury

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

Mechanism of Injury Fall Door slamming MVA Knife cut Ball injury Hit by falling object Bruised by other person Burn Saw/ hammer injury Bite Bullet injury Other Total - n (% of total) Statistical significance
n (% of total) 274 (33.9%) 81 (10%) 42 (5.2%) 50 (6.2%) 30 (3.7%) 47 (5.9%) 20 (2.5%) 17 (2.1%) 28 (3.4%) 10 (1.2%) 4 (0.5%) 172 (21.3%) 775 (97%)  
Sex Male 177 (30.6%) 61 (10.5%) 34 (5.9%) 38 (6.6%) 27 (4.7) 43 (7.4) 17 (2.9) 12 (2.1%) 28 (4.8%) 8 (1.4%) 4 (.7%) 130 (22.5%) 579 (72.5%) X2 value - 38.122 df - 12 p < 0.0001*
Female 97 (49.5%) 20 (10.2%) 8 (4.1%) 12 (6.1%) 3 (1.5%) 4 (2%) 3 (1.5%) 5 (2.6%) 0 (0) 2 (1%) 0 (0) 42 (21.4%) 196 (24.5%)
Age 16 or younger 109 (41.3%) 48 (18.2%) 2 (.8%) 8 (3%) 18 (6.8%) 10 (3.8%) 3 (1.1%) 5 (1.9%) 2 (.8%) 6 (2.3%) 0 (0) 53 (20.1%) 264 (33%) X2 value - 112.898 df - 24 p < 0.0001*
17 to 65 years 137 (29.3%) 28 (6%) 39 (8.3%) 41 (8.8%) 12 (2.6%) 37 (7.9%) 16 (3.4%) 12 (2.6%) 25 (5.3%) 4 (.9%) 4 (.9%) 113 (24.1%) 468 (58.6%)
Over 65 years 28 (65.1%) 5 (11.6%) 1 (2.3%) 1 (2.3%) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (2.3%) 0 (0) 1 (2.3%) 0 (0) 0 (0) 6 (14.0%) 43 (5.4%)
Religion Jewish 147 (34.1%) 46 (10.7%) 30 (7%) 28 (6.5%) 23 (5.3%) 21 (4.9%) 14 (3.2%) 9 (2.1%) 7 (1.6%) 6 (1.4) 1 (0.2%) 99 (23%) 431 (53.9%) X2 value – 32.081 df – 12 p < 0.001*
Muslim 119 (37.7%) 34 (10.8%) 11 (3.5%) 19 (6%) 4 (1.3%) 26 (8.2%) 5 (1.6%) 8 (2.5%) 20 (6.3%) 3 (0.9) 3 (0.9%) 64 (20.3%) 316 (39.5%)
  1. In 24 patients, although the type of injury was clear, the exact mechanism was not recorded
  2. MVA Motor vehicle accident
  3. *Pearson Chi-Square
  4. Data marked in bold emphasis to pinpoint the differences between the data sets