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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of fall injury patients in Pakistan (n = 3335)

From: Pattern of fall injuries in Pakistan: the Pakistan National Emergency Department Surveillance (Pak-NEDS) study

Variables Intentional
(n = 629)
n (%)
Unintentional falls
(n = 1186)
n (%)
χ2 p-value Total*
(n = 3335)
n (%)
Gender (n = 3184)     
Male 473 (76.3) 898 (76.9) 0.778 2166 (68.0)
Female 147 (23.7) 270 (23.1)   1018 (32.0)
Age in years (n = 3103)
< 5 18 (2.9) 46 (4.2) 0.004 83 (2.7)
5 - 14 76 (12.4) 162 (14.6)   343 (11.1)
15 - 24 174 (28.4) 371 (33.5)   866 (27.9)
25 - 44 273 (44.6) 394 (35.5)   1365 (44.0)
45 - 64 60 (9.8) 102 (9.2)   368 (11.9)
>65 11 (1.8) 34 (3.1)   78 (2.5)
Mode of arrival (n = 3055)
Ambulance 101 (17.1) 81 (7.3) <0.001 260 (8.5)
Non-ambulance mode 491 (82.9) 1034 (92.7)   2795 (91.5)
Type of hospital (n = 3335)
Public hospital 624 (99.2) 1163 (98.1) 0.060 3196 (95.8)
Private hospital 5 (0.8) 23 (1.9)   139 (4.2)
  1. * missing: 45.6% (n = 1520) for intent, 7% (n = 232) for age, 4.5% (n = 151) for gender, 8.4% (n = 280) for mode of arrival