Falls are the most common cause of nonfatal injuries and a major cause of injury death.
In order to identify risk factors for injuries from falls, 19,518 persons aged 20-92 years from four regions of Finland were examined and followed up from between 1973 and 1977 to 1984 for 8 to 11 years by identifying hospital admissions or deaths due to fall injuries.
During 187,405 person-years, 628 injuries from falls were documented.
The risk for injuries from falls was significantly and independently of other factors associated with alcohol intake in all age and sex groups.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Chute, Epidémiologie, Mortalité, Hospitalisation, Facteur risque, Prospective, Homme, Etude longitudinale, Finlande, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Fall, Epidemiology, Mortality, Hospitalization, Risk factor, Prospective, Human, Follow up study, Finland, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0021296
Code Inist : 002B16H. Création : 199406.