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Table 1 Cause of injury related deaths among Ghanaian adolescents 10 to 19 years by gender and age group

From: Injury-related mortality among adolescents: findings from a teaching hospital's post mortem data

     Young Adolescents Older Adolescents  
  Female Male   10-14 years 15-19 years  
Cause of Death Number (%) Number (%) p-value Number (%) Number (%) p-value
Drowning 12(25) 45(44) 0.020 23(46) 34(33) 0.141
Road Traffic Accident 24(49) 26(25) 0.004 17(34) 33(33) 0.870
Electrocution 4(8) 7(7) 0.748* 4(8) 7(7) 1.000*
Poisoning 4(8) 3(3) 0.215* 1(2) 6(6) 0.426*
Hanging 1(2) 4(4) 1.000* 0(-) 5(5) 0.171*
Burns 2(4) 3(3) 0.660* 1(2) 4(4) 1.000*
Stab/Gunshot Wound 0(-) 5(5) 0.175* 1(2) 4(4) 1.000*
Other 2(4) 9(9) 0.505* 3(6) 8(8) 1.000*
Total 49(100) 102(100)   50(100) 101(100)  
  1. * Fisher's exact test