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Table 1 Mechanisms of injury

From: Challenges of the management of mass casualty: lessons learned from the Jos crisis of 2001

Mechanism   No %
Penetrating    
  Gunshot 203 52.2
  Machete/knife cuts 161 41.4
  Arrow impalements 14 3.6
Blunt    
  Clubs/sticks 44 11.3
Burns    
  Flame 7 1.8
Total   429 100*
  1. *: Some patients had injury by multiple mechanisms.