Table 2
Characteristics and circumstances of injury by sex, household population aged 12 and over, who sustained at least one activity limiting injury in past year, Canada, 2009

Table 2
Characteristics and circumstances of injury by sex, household population aged 12 and over, who sustained at least one activity limiting injury in past year, Canada, 2009
Table summary
This table displays the results of characteristics and circumstances of injury. This information is grouped by Characteristics and circumstances of injury (appearing as row headers), and by Total, Males and Females (appearing as column headers), calculated using number and % as units of measure.
Characteristics and circumstances of injury Total Males Females
number % number % number %
Total 4,181,334 14.6 2,358,763 16.8 1,822,572 12.6
Cause
Fall 1,673,996 40.8 845,467 36.4 828,529 46.4
Overexertion 971,246 23.7 581,144 25.0 390,102 21.8
Struck 303,906 7.4 198,270 8.5 105,636 5.9
Sharp object 255,615 6.2 190,240 8.2 65,375 3.7
Bumped/pushed 249,357 6.1 168,769 7.3 80,588 4.5
Transportation 164,799 4.0 65,596 2.8 99,203 5.6
Activity
Sports or exercise 1,444,304 35.0 950,147 40.7 494,157 27.5
Chores 581,058 14.1 340,481 14.6 240,577 13.4
Working 563,270 13.6 397,807 17.0 165,463 9.2
Walking 503,019 12.2 164,333 7.0 338,686 18.9
Leisure 315,313 7.6 186,302 8.0 129,011 7.2
Place
Home 1,392,956 33.6 684,155 29.3 708,802 39.3
Athletics area 985,225 23.8 674,419 28.9 310,806 17.2
Street 487,429 11.8 235,835 10.1 251,594 13.9
Commercial area 269,438 6.5 140,936 6.0 128,502 7.1
Construction/ Farm/ Industrial area 187,561 4.5 163,197 7.0 24,364 1.3E
Type of injury
Sprain/Strain 2,091,449 50.4 1,170,787 50.1 920,661 50.7
Fracture 688,024 16.6 362,269 15.5 325,754 18.0
Cut 382,697 9.2 260,512 11.1 122,185 6.7
Scrapes, bruises 308,445 7.4 162,732 7.0 145,713 8.0
Body part
Ankle, foot 933,161 23.0 484,159 21.3 449,003 25.3
Wrist, hand 692,231 17.1 429,067 18.8 263,164 14.8
Knee, lower leg 637,190 15.7 367,308 16.1 269,881 15.2
Back, spine 634,187 15.6 354,556 15.6 279,631 15.7
E Use with caution (coefficient of variation 16.6% to 33.3%)
Source: Canadian Community Health Survey, 2009
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