Unintentional injuries. Risk factors in preschool children.

Title

Unintentional injuries. Risk factors in preschool children.

Creator

Bourguet C C; McArtor R E

Publisher

American journal of diseases of children (1960)

Date

1989
1989-05

Description

Successful strategies for preventing childhood injuries require better understanding of injury epidemiology. A case-control study was designed to identify risk factors for injury among preschool patients of a university-affiliated, community-based family practice center. Thirty-four children who were injured during a 1-year period and 36 age- and sex-matched controls were included. A description of the injury incident and data from each child's medical record and a parent interview were recorded. All injuries were relatively minor. The following were associated with increased injury risk: a history of a chronic medical condition; weight in the lowest 25th percentile of the national distribution; birth order of third or later in the family; maternal education higher than the high school level; and, possibly, a history of previous injury.

Subject

Female; Humans; Male; Ohio; Chronic Disease; Child; Risk Factors; Body Weight; Educational Status; Birth Order; Family Characteristics; Mothers; Wounds and Injuries/epidemiology/*etiology; Preschool; Accidents; Traffic; Home

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

556–559

Issue

5

Volume

143

Citation

Bourguet C C; McArtor R E, “Unintentional injuries. Risk factors in preschool children.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 11, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5325.

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