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  1. Fatal childhood injury patterns in an urban setting.

    Article, Congrès - En anglais

    Society for academic emergency medicine. Annual Meeting. Toronto ON (CAN), 1992/05/26.

    Study objective

    To describe fatal childhood injury patterns in an urban county and evaluate the use of the emergency medical services system.

    Design

    Retrospective chart review of medical examiner files, prehospital and hospital records, and police and fire personnel reports.

    Setting

    Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, an urban county with a population of approximately 1 million.

    Participants

    All children 15 years old or younger who sustained a fatal injury in 1989 or 1990 (70).

    Results

    House fires were the leading cause of death by injury (34%), followed by firearms (19%), and drowning (11%). Motor vehicle occupant deaths occurred less frequently (7%). One-third of deaths were homicides (48% firearms and 30% assault).

    Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Accident, Mort, Enfant, Homme, Milieu urbain, Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Etude statistique, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Accident, Death, Child, Human, Urban environment, Mortality, Epidemiology, Statistical study, Canada, North America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0280950

    Code Inist : 002B16N. Création : 199406.