There is little current understanding of the risk for occurrence of unintentional injury in the home.
The authors estimated the incidence of unintentional home injuries for an entire community, adjusting for actual time spent awake in the home and, in addition, analyzed the costs of these injuries.
Cases of unintentional home injuries occurring from 1990 to 1993 among the residents of Stavanger, Norway (approximately 100,000 population) were identified through a prospective, ongoing injury registration system.
Age-and sex-specific per-population incidence and incidence per time spent awake at home were estimated.
Time exposure data for adults were obtained from the Norwegian Time Budget Survey and were estimated directly for children.
The cost of injuries was estimated based on a random sample of 289 patients.
A total of 8,580 persons received medical treatment for unintentional injuries in the home (22.0 per 1,000 population annually, 71.9 per 10 million hours awake at home).
The per-population incidence was highest among children age 6 years or younger and among people aged 65 or older (51.0 and 32.7, respectively, per 1,000 population annually).
The high population incidence for children was not accounted for by time spent awake at home.
For people aged 65-74 years, however, increased incidence was primarily a function of greater time spent awake at home. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Blessure, Accident domestique, Logement habitation, Epidémiologie, Incidence, Age, Impact économique, Coût, Temps exposition, Norvège, Europe, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Injury, Household accident, Housing, Epidemiology, Incidence, Age, Economic impact, Costs, Exposure time, Norway, Europe, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0419291
Code Inist : 002B16N. Création : 10/04/1997.