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dc.contributor.authorStefansdottir, A
dc.contributor.authorMogensen, B
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-10T09:59:40Z
dc.date.available2010-11-10T09:59:40Z
dc.date.issued1997-03-01
dc.date.submitted2010-11-10
dc.identifier.citationScand J Prim Health Care. 1997, 15(1):30-4en
dc.identifier.issn0281-3432
dc.identifier.pmid9101621
dc.identifier.doi10.3109/02813439709043426
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/115247
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: To determine and analyse the incidence of childhood injuries in Reykjavík 1974-1991. DESIGN: Descriptive, retrospective study. SETTING: Reykjavík City district with a mean number of 88700 inhabitants, of which 23.4% were children under 15 years of age. SUBJECTS: All children 0-14 years old who came to the emergency department at Reykjavík City Hospital because of an injury. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Number of injured children per 1000 children per year. RESULTS: 111726 cases were studied. The total incidence of injuries increased from 275 per 1000 children per year in 1974-76 to 327 in 1980-82, but it then decreased to 275 in 1989-91. The injury incidence for 0-4 years old decreased from 353 in 1980-82 to 259 in 1989-91. The injury incidence for children 5-9 years old was 249 in 1989-91. The injury incidence for children 10-14 years old increased from 235 in 1974-76 to 336 in 1980-82, and in 1989-91 it was 321. The incidence of hospital admissions was 7.6 per 1000 children per year, or 2.6%. The child accident mortality rate in Reykjavík from 1987-1991 was 6.5 per 100000 children per year. CONCLUSION: Childhood injuries in Reykjavík are far too many, and a major effort is needed to reduce their number.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInforma Healthcareen
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3109/02813439709043426en
dc.subject.meshAccidentsen
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten
dc.subject.meshAthletic Injuriesen
dc.subject.meshChilden
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshIcelanden
dc.subject.meshIncidenceen
dc.subject.meshInfanten
dc.subject.meshLife Styleen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshPatient Admissionen
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studiesen
dc.subject.meshUrban Populationen
dc.subject.meshWounds and Injuriesen
dc.titleEpidemiology of childhood injuries in Reykjavík 1974-1991en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Orthopedics, Reykjavík Hospital, University of Iceland, Iceland.en
dc.identifier.journalScandinavian journal of primary health careen
html.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: To determine and analyse the incidence of childhood injuries in Reykjavík 1974-1991. DESIGN: Descriptive, retrospective study. SETTING: Reykjavík City district with a mean number of 88700 inhabitants, of which 23.4% were children under 15 years of age. SUBJECTS: All children 0-14 years old who came to the emergency department at Reykjavík City Hospital because of an injury. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Number of injured children per 1000 children per year. RESULTS: 111726 cases were studied. The total incidence of injuries increased from 275 per 1000 children per year in 1974-76 to 327 in 1980-82, but it then decreased to 275 in 1989-91. The injury incidence for 0-4 years old decreased from 353 in 1980-82 to 259 in 1989-91. The injury incidence for children 5-9 years old was 249 in 1989-91. The injury incidence for children 10-14 years old increased from 235 in 1974-76 to 336 in 1980-82, and in 1989-91 it was 321. The incidence of hospital admissions was 7.6 per 1000 children per year, or 2.6%. The child accident mortality rate in Reykjavík from 1987-1991 was 6.5 per 100000 children per year. CONCLUSION: Childhood injuries in Reykjavík are far too many, and a major effort is needed to reduce their number.


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