Epidemiological information about detailed patterns of physical morbidity within the adolescent age group is not generally available.
To illustrate the distinctive patterns of morbidity indicated by the use of hospital inpatient care, hospital admission rates in the Oxford region (1979-86) were analysed at each single year of age from 10 to 19 years.
At the age of 10 years 22% of general hospital admissions were to paediatrics, 24% to general surgery, 23% to ear, nose, and throat surgery, and 20% to trauma and orthopaedics.
By 14 years of age only 6% of general hospital admissions were to paediatrics.
By 16 years of age 24% of general hospital admissions of young women were to gynaecology and 40% of admssions of young men were to trauma and orthopaedics.
Mots-clés Pascal : Organisation santé, Morbidité, Adolescent, Admission hôpital, Etiologie, Angleterre, Homme, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Public health organization, Morbidity, Adolescent, Hospital admission, Etiology, England, Human, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0060171
Code Inist : 002B30A04D. Création : 199406.