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
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0049950
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 09/06/1995.