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Abdominal injury at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda



Abdominal injury at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda



East And Central African Journal Of Surgery: 2, 29-36



Background: Trauma poses a major public health challenge in Africa. This study aimed to determine the prevalence, patterns and predisposing factors of abdominal injury in Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital (MRRH), Uganda. Methods: A standard questionnaire was used to record the patterns, type and predisposing factors of injuries. All patients admitted to the hospital with a diagnosis of abdominal injury between 1 August 2005 and 31 March 2006 were studied.

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