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  1. Sole parenthood and the risk of child pedestrian injury.

    Article - En anglais

    Children of sole parents have the worst mortality record of all social groups.

    Road vehicle related injuries account for a large part of their excess mortality.

    In this case-control study the association between sole parent status and the risk of child pedestrian injury was examined.

    Cases (n=258) were children killed or hospitalized as a result of a pedestrian injury in the Auckland region over a period of 2 years and 2 months.

    Controls were a random sample of the child population.

    The children of sole parents were at a significantly increased risk of injury (odds ratio=1.57 ; 95% confidence interval (Cl) 1.09,2.27).

    However, there was a striking difference in the effect of sole parent status according to ethnic group.

    Among European families, sole parenthood was associated with a greatly increased risk of injury (OR=3.13 ; 95% Cl 1.84,5.31), whereas in Pacific Island families sole parenthood was associated with a significant protective effect (OR=0.40 ; 95% Cl 0.18,0.89).

    Mots-clés Pascal : Accident circulation, Accident corporel, Enfant, Piéton, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Nouvelle Zélande, Famille monoparentale, Traumatisme, Homme, Océanie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Traffic accident, Personal injury, Child, Pedestrian, Epidemiology, Risk factor, New Zealand, One parent family, Trauma, Human, Oceania

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

    Cote : 95-0049950

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 09/06/1995.