This exploratory investigation of child accidents in suburban Jordan 1988-1991 indicated that children were daily exposed to fire, drugs, and chemical agents, and played in dangerous places.
Children under 2 years of age were frequently burned, and those slightly older injured through falls and cuts.
Boys were more accident-prone than girls in accordance with practically all previous world-wide studies.
The overall accident picture was similar to European reports from 50 years ago.
Many environmental hazards could be explained as being a consequence of relative poverty, but parent's awareness of accident risks for children was low, even among well educated people.
Strategies to diminish accident risks for pre-school children are suggested.
Mots-clés Pascal : Enfant, Age préscolaire, Jordanie, Facteur risque, Etude statistique, Accident corporel, Zone suburbaine, Epidémiologie, Homme, Asie, Traumatisme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Child, Preschool age, Jordan, Risk factor, Statistical study, Personal injury, Suburban zone, Epidemiology, Human, Asia, Trauma
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0339900
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.