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Table 2 Age distribution and mechanism of injury. Data expressed as number (%)

From: Injury patterns and causes of death in 953 patients with penetrating abdominal war wounds in a civilian independent non-governmental organization hospital in Lashkargah, Afghanistan

Mechanism of injuryAge groups (years)
1–1011–2021–4041–60> 60
Bullet injury (n = 589)46 (7.8)155 (26.3)322 (54.7)56 (9.5)10 (1.7)
Shell injury (n = 246)62 (25.2)80 (32.5)73 (29.7)18 (7.3)13 (5.3)
Stab wound (n = 97)7 (7.2)31 (31.9)46 (47.5)11 (11.3)2 (2.1)
Mine injury (n = 21)2 (9.5)8 (38.1)10 (47.6)1 (4.8)
Total patients (n = 953)117 (12.3)274 (28.7)451 (47.4)86 (9)25 (2.6)
  1. χ2 82.109
  2. p <  0.00001