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Table 3 Injury characteristics of the study sample (n = 420)

From: The burden of war-injury in the Palestinian health care sector in Gaza Strip

Injury Information n % (95% CI)
 Injury site Upper body 149 35.5 (31.0–40.1)
Lower body 89 21.2 (17.0–25.0)
Upper and lower body 67 16.0 (12.4–19.5)
Multiple sites 63 15.0 (11.9–18.3)
Head 30 7.10 (4.9–9.8)
Head and upper body 17 4.0 (2.4–6.3)
Head and lower body 5 1.2 (0.2–2.4)
 Mechanism/cause of injury Explosion 306 72.9 (68.6–76.9)
Gunshot 35 8.3 (6.0–11.5)
Others 79 18.8 (15.5–22.5)
 Nature of injury Shrapnel, burns and wounds 165 39.3 (35.5–43.9)
Multiple injuries 102 24.3 (20.2–28.4)
Fractures 57 13.6 (10.2–16.7)
Internal organ injury & bleeding 41 9.8 (6.2–13.8)
Abrasion, lacerations, contusion 20 4.8 (2.6–6.7)
Amputation 19 4.5 (2.6–6.9)
Vision/hearing problems or both 8 1.9 (0.8–3.3)
Respiratory problems 8 1.9 (0.7–3.3)
 Severity of injury Mild 197 46.9 (41.9–51.9)
Moderate 109 26.0 (22.0–30.5)
Severe 114 27.1 (23.6–31.2)
Information about war injury-related disability
 Disability No disability 312 74.3 (70.2–78.8)
With disability 108 25.7 (21.2–29.8)
 Type of disability Physical impairment 80 19.0 (15.0–22.7)
Visual impairment 11 2.6 (1.2–4.3)
Hearing impairment 12 2.9 (1.2–4.6)
Multiple impairment 5 1.2 (0.2–2.4)
Total 420 100.0