Although interpersonal violence has increased among urban youth, its epidemiology remains unclear.
To prevent such violence, identifying the susceptible population is important.
Medical records for 998 patients aged 5 to 25 years at an urban hospital were reviewed to compare data for patients admitted for assault-related injuries, those admitted for unintentional injuries, and those for problems other than injuries.
Those initially admitted for treatment of assault were found to be at greater risk of subsequent treatment for assault than those admitted for noninjuries.
Admission for injuries caused by violence may increase risk for future assaults ; hospitalization may offer an opportunity to interrupt these patterns.
Mots-clés Pascal : Violence, Accident corporel, Traumatisme, Hospitalisation, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Enfant, Homme, Adolescent, Adulte jeune, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Etude comparative
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Violence, Personal injury, Trauma, Hospitalization, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Child, Human, Adolescent, Young adult, United States, North America, America, Comparative study
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0032176
Code Inist : 002B18F02. Création : 21/05/1997.