alexa Community-based study of unintentional injuries among preschool children in Damascus.


Journal of Community Medicine & Health Education

Author(s): Bashour H, Kharouf M

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Abstract To assess injuries among 1125 preschool children in Damascus, and to investigate the risk factors, a retrospective home survey of childhood injuries for a period of 12 months was carried out in 4 areas of residence: agricultural rural, non-agricultural rural, periurban and urban. More than 75\% of mothers believed that injuries were preventable. During the year preceding the study, 261 injuries were reported, an incidence of 23\%. The most frequent injuries were from falls, 52.0\%, and most injuries (73.9\%) occurred inside the home. Area of residence was the only independent predictor for the occurrence of childhood injuries.
This article was published in East Mediterr Health J and referenced in Journal of Community Medicine & Health Education

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