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Table 7 Causes of death according to the mechanism of injury

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

VariablesEntire cohort (n = 952)Bullet (n = 589)Shell (n = 245)Stab (n = 97)Mine (n = 21)P values
Multi organ failure, n (%)7 (0.7)6 (1.0)1 (0.4)0 (–)0 (–)0.6
Sepsis, n (%)10 (1.1)8 (1.4)1 (0.4)0 (–)1 (4.8)0.2
Hemorrhage, n (%)90 (9.5)66 (11.2)21 (8.6)1 (1.0)2 (9.5)0.02
Brain injury, n (%)5 (0.5)3 (0.5)2 (0.8)0 (–)0 (–)0.8
Other, n (%)10 (1.1)5 (0.8)3 (1.2)0 (–)2 (9.5)0.001
Total, n (%)122 (12.8)88 (14.9)28 (11.4)1 (1.0)5 (23.8)0.001