Table 2

Sociodemographic characteristics of home and work-related injuries by gender

Home injuriesWork-related injuries
Female row (%)Male row (%)Total col (%)Female row (%)Male row (%)Total col (%)
Palikas
Bakaiya70.030.021.339.660.442.5
Hetauda60.040.063.821.678.432.7
Thaha52.447.614.925.075.024.8
Total61.039.010030.169.9100
Age groups
Infants**1.4**0.0
1–14 years40.459.633.3*71.46.2
15–24 years80.0*7.142.957.118.6
25–44 years80.619.425.517.182.936.3
45–64 years67.732.322.036.163.931.9
65 years or over53.346.710.6*62.57.1
Total61.039.010030.169.9100
Economic activity*
Mainly unemployed54.545.58.7*66.78.0
Employed salaried**4.7*87.514.3
Home-maker92.1*29.960.040.022.3
Agriculture42.957.111.035.065.017.9
Student55.045.031.533.366.713.4
Wage earners**0.0*100.014.3
All other occupation66.733.314.2*81.89.8
Total66.133.910030.469.6100
Ethnicity
Tamang60.040.024.827.372.719.5
Brahmin (Hill)66.7*8.531.368.814.2
Newar**4.3**0.0
Chhetri72.7*7.8**2.7
Kami**2.8**6.2
Rai60.040.039.032.767.343.4
All other ethnicities55.644.412.8*87.514.2
Total61.039.010030.169.9100
Mechanism of injury
Road traffic injury**0.0*100.07.1
Fall (including push or jump)58.841.248.231.768.336.3
Poisoning**2.1**0.0
Animal/insect or reptiles’ bite/sting75.0*8.5**2.7
Fire, burn or scald75.025.014.2**1.8
Electrocution**0.7**1.8
Cut, pierce or impale47.852.216.342.257.839.8
Injured by a blunt object72.7*7.8*91.710.6
Other**0.0*100.07.1
Total58.841.248.231.768.336.3
Activity during injury
Leisure or playing53.246.855.0**0.0
Work**0.031.368.885.0
Other activities72.127.943.6**0.9
Education**0.7**0.0
Travelling to and from work or school**0.0*80.08.8
Travelling for other purpose**0.7**5.3
Total61.438.610030.169.9100
  • Total usable sample size=254 individuals. Cells with less than five observations removed.

  • *Information for 15 people is not available.

  • †One person declined to answer.