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Table 3 Distribution of abdominal injuries according to the mechanism of injury. Data are expressed as frequency (%)

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

Site of injuryNMechanism of injuryP values
Bullet injury (n = 589)SI (n = 246)SW (n = 97)MI (n = 21)
Small bowel441267 (45.3)128 (52)31 (31.9)15 (71.4)< 0.0001
Colon290240 (40.7)86 (30.9)20 (20.6)9 (42.8)0.0015
Liver160107 (18.2)40 (16.3)13 (13.4)3 (14.3)NS
Stomach10482 (13.9)32 (13)23 (23.7)1 (4.8)< 0.05
Kidney4550 (8.5)9 (3.6)3 (3.1)1 (4.8)< 0.05
Spleen5538 (6.4)12 (4.9)4 (4.1)1 (4.8)NS
Diaphragm10070 (11.9)19 (7.7)9 (9.3)NS
Bladder3731 (5.3)5 (2)< 0.05
Rectum5555 (9.3)8 (3.2)1 (4.8)< 0.0005
Duodenum3420 (3.4)9 (3.6)5 (5.1)NS
  1. *χ2 test
  2. NS not significant