Norwegian injury register data were analyzed to examine unintentional home injuries among persons aged 25 to 64 years residing in Stavanger, Norway, during 1992.
A total of 782 persons received medical treatment for injury during 1992 (15.4 per 1000 population).
The incidence was similar for males and females (15.8 and 14.9 per 1000 population) ; however, the exposure-specific injury rate was significantly higher for males (6.0 vs 4.1 per 1 million person-hours).
This difference was entirely due to the much higher injury rate among males aged 25 to 44 years.
The estimated first-year cost (direct and indirect) per injury was $2700.
Home injuries among adults appear to be an overlooked public health problem that warrants increased attention.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Accident domestique, Epidémiologie, Adulte, Homme, Norvège, Europe, Sexe, Diagnostic, Cause, Analyse coût, Economie santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Household accident, Epidemiology, Adult, Human, Norway, Europe, Sex, Diagnosis, Cause, Cost analysis, Health economy
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0409187
Code Inist : 002B16N. Création : 10/04/1997.