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Table 1 Immediate cause of death by sex and age among street-connected young people in Eldoret Kenya 2009–2016

From: Causes of death among street-connected children and youth in Eldoret, Kenya

Immediate Cause of death All Males Females ≤ 18 years of age > 18 years of age
N = 100 % n = 66 % n = 34 % n = 37 % n = 60 %
Blunt Force Trauma 28 28.0% 27 40.9% 1 2.9% 7 18.9% 20 33.3%
Tuberculosis 19 19.0% 8 12.1% 11 32.4% 7 18.9% 12 20.0%
Asphyxia 10 10.0% 9 13.6% 1 2.9% 5 13.5% 5 8.3%
HIV/AIDS 7 7.0% 3 4.5% 4 11.8% 4 10.8% 3 5.0%
Pneumonia 5 5.0% 3 4.5% 2 5.9% 3 8.1% 1 1.7%
Meningitis 4 4.0% 3 4.5% 1 2.9% 1 2.7% 3 5.0%
Infanticide 3 3.0% 0 0.0% 3 8.8% 3 8.1% 0 0.0%
Cardiovascular 3 3.0% 1 1.5% 2 5.9% 0 0.0% 3 5.0%
Diabetes Related 3 3.0% 1 1.5% 2 5.9% 0 0.0% 3 5.0%
Gun shot wound 2 2.0% 2 3.0% 0 0.0% 1 2.7% 1 1.7%
Drug Related 2 2.0% 2 3.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 2 3.3%
Kidney Failure 2 2.0% 1 1.5% 1 2.9% 1 2.7% 1 1.7%
Anaphylaxis 1 1.0% 1 1.5% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 1 1.7%
Anemia 1 1.0% 0 0.0% 1 2.9% 1 2.7% 0 0.0%
Burns 1 1.0% 1 1.5% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 1 1.7%
Cerebral Palsy 1 1.0% 0 0.0% 1 2.9% 1 2.7% 0 0.0%
Cervical Cancer 1 1.0% 0 0.0% 1 2.9% 0 0.0% 1 1.7%
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome 1 1.0% 0 0.0% 1 2.9% 1 2.7% 0 0.0%
GI bleeding 1 1.0% 1 1.5% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 1 1.7%
Liver Cirrhosis 1 1.0% 1 1.5% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
Neonatal Sepsis 1 1.0% 0 0.0% 1 2.9% 1 2.7% 0 0.0%
Premature baby 1 1.0% 0 0.0% 1 2.9% 1 2.7% 0 0.0%
Septicaemia 1 1.0% 1 1.5% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 1 1.7%
Other Traumatic Injury 1 1.0% 1 1.5% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 1 1.7%