Table 1 Causes of fatal injury for all ages by sex in select rural areas of Andhra Pradesh, 2003–2004
Cause of deathTotalMaleFemalep Value
Intentional self-harm36.8 (29.6 to 44.0)35.8 (26.8 to 44.8)38.5 (26.7 to 50.3)0.96
Fall20.1 (14.1 to 26.1)18.3 (11.0 to 25.6)23.1 (12.9 to 33.3)0.49
Road traffic injury13.2 (8.2 to 18.2)17.4 (10.3 to 24.5)6.2 (0.3 to 12.1)0.03
Accidental drowning8.6 (4.4 to 12.8)5.5 (1.2 to 9.8)13.8 (5.4 to 22.2)0.11
Contact with venomous animals and plants6.3 (2.7 to 9.9)9.2 (3.8 to 14.6)1.5 (−1.5 to 4.5)0.04
Exposure to smoke, fire and flame4 (1.1 to 6.9)0.9 (−0.9 to 2.7)9.2 (2.2 to 16.2)0.01
Assault2.9 (0.4 to 5.4)1.8 (−0.7 to 4.3)4.6 (−0.5 to 9.7)0.37
Exposure to electric current2.9 (0.4 to 5.4)4.6 (0.7 to 8.5)0 (0)0.08
Accidental poisoning1.1 (−0.4 to 2.6)1.8 (−0.7 to 4.3)0 (0)1
Exposure to animate mechanical forces0.6 (−0.5 to 1.7)0.9 (−0.9 to 2.7)0 (0)1
Other unspecified injury3.4 (0.7 to 6.1)3.7 (0.2 to 7.2)3.1 (−1.1 to 7.3)1
Total1001001000.01
  • Values are percentage (95% CI).