Specific childhood injury types are ranked by occurrence rate for mortality, hospital admission and emergency department attendance.
Cases are drawn from the resident population of Brisbane South, 0-13 years of age, for the period 1 July 1985 to 30 June 1991.
A total of 47 244 injuries, 7056 admissions and 99 deaths were analysed.
The overall mortality rate was 12.6/100000 per year (95% confidence interval (Cl), 10.2-15.3), the overall admission rate was 911/100000 per year (95% Cl, 890-932) and the overall hospital attendance rate was 6013/100000 per year (95% Cl, 5958-6067).
A fall was the most frequent injury mechanism for admissions and 65% of attendances involved injury in the child's own home.
Mots-clés Pascal : Surveillance sanitaire, Enfant, Australie, Accident corporel, Risque accidentel, Etude statistique, Epidémiologie, Etiologie, Accident, Homme, Océanie, Traumatisme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sanitary surveillance, Child, Australia, Personal injury, Hazard, Statistical study, Epidemiology, Etiology, Accident, Human, Oceania, Trauma
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