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Hugenberg, Florian, Walter Odhiambo Anjango, Angela Mwita and Dedan Opondo. 2007 ‘Results.’ Firearm Injuries in Nairobi, Kenya: Who pays the price?; 28 (4), p. 413. Boston: Journal of Public Health Policy. 1 January

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Kenyatta National Hospital admitted 120 patients with firearm injuries between 1 January and 30 June 2006 and we reviewed the recorded information.

On the end date, 93 patients (77.5%) had been discharged alive, 11 patients (9.17%) died in the hospital, while 16 patients (13.3%) remained in the hospital.

One hundred and nine males and 11 females (ratio: 9.91:1) had been admitted; the mean and median age was 32 years (range 5-66 years).

The cause of the firearm injuries was described as follows:

- 94 "shot by criminals" (85.5%);
- six "shot by police" (5.5%);
- five "hit by stray-bullets from police and criminal shoot-outs" (4.5%);
- and four "shot under unknown circumstances" (3.6%).

One accidental shooting was recorded and in 10 cases no information was available.

No self inflicted gun wounds were recorded.

ID: Q5220

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