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Table 2 Characteristics of injury deaths in Norway, 2005–2014

From: Injury death certificates without specification of the circumstances leading to the fatal injury – the Norwegian Cause of Death Registry 2005–2014

  N (%) Females (%) Age (yrs) median (IQR) Dying in health care institutions (%) Main injury in hip/thigh region (%)
Road traffic accidents 2211 (8.9) 570 (25.8) 44 (25–64) 29.7 0.6
Accidental falls 4218 (16.9) 2082 (49.4) 85 (76–90) 82.6 31.6
  < 70 yrs 737 160 (21.7) 57 (46–64) 51.0 4.1
  ≥ 70 yrs 3481 1922 (55.2) 87 (82–91) 89.2 37.4
Accidental poisonings 3329 (13.3) 882 (26.5) 42 (31–53) 14.2 0
Other accidents and events of undetermined intent 2930 (11.7) 942 (32.2) 61 (43–79) 36.7 1.3
Exposure to unspecified factor (X59) 6440 (25.8) 3970 (61.6) 88 (83–92) 93.1 79.2
Intentional self-harm (suicide) 5412 (21.7) 1574 (29.1) 45 (31–58) 10.4 0
Assault (homicide) 423 (1.7) 178 (42.1) 35 (21–51) 15.6 0.7
Total 24,963 (100) 10,198 (40.9) 66 (42–86) 49.3 26.0
  1. Source: Norwegian Cause of Death Registry