Fatal childhood injury patterns in an urban setting.
Society for academic emergency medicine. Annual Meeting. Toronto ON (CAN), 1992/05/26.
To describe fatal childhood injury patterns in an urban county and evaluate the use of the emergency medical services system.
Retrospective chart review of medical examiner files, prehospital and hospital records, and police and fire personnel reports.
Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, an urban county with a population of approximately 1 million.
All children 15 years old or younger who sustained a fatal injury in 1989 or 1990 (70).
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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