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Table 2 Type of injuries among the victims

From: Injury characteristics and outcome of road traffic crash victims at Bugando Medical Centre in Northwestern Tanzania

Type of injury Frequency of injuries Percentage
Open wounds 1106 65.9
Fractures 442 26.3
Lower limb fractures 182 41.2
Upper limb fractures 132 29.9
Skull/maxillofacial fractures 87 19.7
Pelvic fractures 16 3.6
Rib fractures 14 3.2
Spinal fractures 6 1.4
Clavicle fractures 5 1.1
Intracranial hemorrhages 282 16.8
Subdural 82 29.1
Epidural 74 26.2
Subarachnoid 64 22.7
Intracerebral 62 22.0
Visceral injuries 124 7.4
Spleen 58 46.8
Intestines 24 19.4
Liver 20 16.1
Urinary bladder 14 11.3
Kidney 10 8.1
Other visceral injuries
Traumatic limb amputations
Pneumothorax
Hemothorax
Other injuries
8
40
16
7
12
6.5
23.8
1.0
0.4
0.7