Underlying factors in childhood injuries Çocukluk çaǧi yaralanmalarinda hazirlayici nedenler

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Inanç D. Ç., Uğur Baysal S., Coşgun L., Taviloǧlu K., Ünüvar E.

Turk Pediatri Arsivi, vol.43, no.3, pp.84-88, 2008 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Name: Turk Pediatri Arsivi
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.84-88
  • Keywords: Accident, Child, Family, Injury, Risk factors
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


Aim: This study, was conducted to determine the underlying risk factors in childhood injuries. Material and Method: The data were collected by a questionnaire from mothers of children between 0 and 14 years of age admitted to The Trauma and Emergency Surgery Unit with acute injury, and from mothers of children with the same age and sex as controls, followed at The Outpatient Clinic, Department of Pediatrics. The data were analyzed by Chi-square and Student's- t tests using the SPSS program. Results: Sixty one per cent of children were between one and five years; sixty nine boys and thirty one girls were included in both groups. Falls ranked on the first line. Burns was on the second, motor vehicle injuries were on the second, burn was on third rank. Very young parents, low socioeconomic level, large family type, to be the first child, were determined as the main factors facilitating injuries. Conclusions: Childhood injuries are the leading cause of preventable health issues, mortality and disability in children. Accidents/ injuries are the predictors of population health.