The Changes of Trend and Distribution of Childhood Injury Related Mortality in Tianjin, China, 1999-2011Guohong Jiang1,2*, Wei Li1,Zhuo Wang1, Dezheng Wang1, Wenlong Zheng1,Zhongliang Xu1, Lu Liu2 and Zibing Wang2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Guohong Jiang
Tianjin Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Tianjin (300011), China
Email: [email protected]
Received date: Jan 19, 2016; Accepted date: Feb 29, 2016; Published date: Mar 7, 2016
Citation: Jiang G, Li W, Wang Z, Wang D, Zheng W, et al. (2016) The Changes of Trend and Distribution of Childhood Injury Related Mortality in Tianjin, China, 1999-2011. J Community Med Health 6:405. doi:10.4172/2161-0711.1000405
Copyright: © 2016 Jiang G, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Objectives: The aim of the study was to address the trend and distribution of injury related mortality among childhood in order to identify priority issues with childhood injury in Tianjin.
Methods: This retrospective study analyzed the annual all-cause of death records for 1999–2011 provided provincial data of injury mortality including cause, sex, age, and geography. Trend analyses were conducted using Poisson regression.
Results: From 1999–2011, the injury related death was the first leading cause of childhood mortality. The injury mortality rates of children remained around 10-15/100,000 while death rates of male and rural were two- four times more than that in female and urban, also much higher than the total. The unintentional injury was up to over 75% in total. Traffic mortality of age 5-15 had a significant decline trend during the study period.
Conclusions: Traffic mortality decreased in school-age children due to comprehensive traffic safety measures had been implemented and enforced in Tianjin. It is testify that injury death is preventable. More similar efforts will be required to diminish the burden of other injury and the entire population, such as safety education, risk warning, regulation enforcement and facility installation.