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Epidemiology of childhood injuries in Reykjavik 1974-1991

Stefansdottir, Anna LU and Mogensen, B (1997) In Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care 15(1). p.30-34
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To determine and analyse the incidence of childhood injuries in Reykjavik 1974-1991. DESIGN: Descriptive, retrospective study. SETTING: Reykjavik 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 Reykjavik 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... (More)
OBJECTIVE: To determine and analyse the incidence of childhood injuries in Reykjavik 1974-1991. DESIGN: Descriptive, retrospective study. SETTING: Reykjavik 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 Reykjavik 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 Reykjavik from 1987-1991 was 6.5 per 100000 children per year. CONCLUSION: Childhood injuries in Reykjavik are far too many, and a major effort is needed to reduce their number. (Less)
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accidents, epidemiology, children, injuries, prevention
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Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care
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15
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30 - 34
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Taylor & Francis
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0281-3432
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10.3109/02813439709043426
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English
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  abstract     = {OBJECTIVE: To determine and analyse the incidence of childhood injuries in Reykjavik 1974-1991. DESIGN: Descriptive, retrospective study. SETTING: Reykjavik 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 Reykjavik 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 Reykjavik from 1987-1991 was 6.5 per 100000 children per year. CONCLUSION: Childhood injuries in Reykjavik are far too many, and a major effort is needed to reduce their number.},
  author       = {Stefansdottir, Anna and Mogensen, B},
  issn         = {0281-3432},
  keyword      = {accidents,epidemiology,children,injuries,prevention},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {30--34},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care},
  title        = {Epidemiology of childhood injuries in Reykjavik 1974-1991},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/02813439709043426},
  volume       = {15},
  year         = {1997},
}