The objective of this study was to identify the major causes of accident mortality and morbidity among children (0-14 years) in Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
A retrospective descriptive study was set in the Al-Ain Hospital and Preventive Medicine Department, Ministry of Health, Al-Ain.
Subjects were all patients aged 0-14 years who were seen at Al-Ain Hospital for injury during the 12-month period January to December 1995, and all recorded deaths aged 0-14 years in Preventive Medicine Department from 1980 to 1995.
Mortality : 301 children (69.4% males, 30.6% females) died after accidents from 1980 to 1995.
UAE citizens and other Arabs represented the majority of deaths.
Most mortality (28.6%) occurred in the 1-4 year age group.
Head and neck injury was the major type of injury causing death (57.5%). The most common cause of accidental death was road traffic accidents (boys 67.1%, girls 60.4%), followed by drowning and burns (8%). Morbidity : Pediatric trauma cases seen during 1995 totaled 17,498, representing one third of all patients attending the Hospital Emergency Room.
About 70% of encountered injuries occurred among boys ; 44.6% of cases were UAE citizens.
The most common trauma type was contusion (40.2% boys ; 40.6% girls), the most common type of trauma in boys and girls (30.4% and 36%, respectively).
In the age group<5 years, the most common causes of trauma were fall (41.1%), blunt trauma. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Accident corporel, Traumatisme, Mortalité, Morbidité, Epidémiologie, Etiologie, Enfant, Homme, Emirats Arabes Unis, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Personal injury, Trauma, Mortality, Morbidity, Epidemiology, Etiology, Child, Human, United Emirates, Asia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0223557
Code Inist : 002B16N. Création : 11/09/1998.