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HU Ming, HU Guo Qing, SUN Zhen Qiu, HE Xiang. Epidemiological Survey of the Prevalence of Non-fatal Injury among Children Aged 5-14 Years in China[J]. Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, 2012, 25(4): 407-412. doi: 10.3967/0895-3988.2012.04.005
Citation: HU Ming, HU Guo Qing, SUN Zhen Qiu, HE Xiang. Epidemiological Survey of the Prevalence of Non-fatal Injury among Children Aged 5-14 Years in China[J]. Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, 2012, 25(4): 407-412. doi: 10.3967/0895-3988.2012.04.005

Epidemiological Survey of the Prevalence of Non-fatal Injury among Children Aged 5-14 Years in China

doi: 10.3967/0895-3988.2012.04.005
Funds:  The Research Fund from National Education Science “Eleventh Five-Year Plan” of the National Youth Fund projects(ELA080320)
  • Objective To determine the prevalence of non-fatal injuries among children aged 5-14 years in China.Methods Data of 21 973 children aged 5-14 years were extracted from the Fourth National Health Service Survey of China carried out between June 15 and July 10,2008.Injury-related indicators included:history of ever having had an injury,and injury frequency,cause,location and severity.Results The overall prevalence of non-fatal injuries among the children in the previous 12 months was 17.0 per 1000 subjects.The leading causes of non-fatal injuries were falls,animal bites,traffic accidents,falling objects and burns.The majority of children sustained only one injury.The main place of injury was at home in 40% and 54% of urban boys and girls,respectively,at school in 48% of rural boys,and at home and at school each in 33% of rural girls.Medical treatment for one day was the main option for 80% of urban boys and girls,84% of rural boys,and 72% of rural girls.Conclusion Nonfatal injuries among children aged 5-14 years are a serious public health concern in China.
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Epidemiological Survey of the Prevalence of Non-fatal Injury among Children Aged 5-14 Years in China

doi: 10.3967/0895-3988.2012.04.005
Funds:  The Research Fund from National Education Science “Eleventh Five-Year Plan” of the National Youth Fund projects(ELA080320)

Abstract: Objective To determine the prevalence of non-fatal injuries among children aged 5-14 years in China.Methods Data of 21 973 children aged 5-14 years were extracted from the Fourth National Health Service Survey of China carried out between June 15 and July 10,2008.Injury-related indicators included:history of ever having had an injury,and injury frequency,cause,location and severity.Results The overall prevalence of non-fatal injuries among the children in the previous 12 months was 17.0 per 1000 subjects.The leading causes of non-fatal injuries were falls,animal bites,traffic accidents,falling objects and burns.The majority of children sustained only one injury.The main place of injury was at home in 40% and 54% of urban boys and girls,respectively,at school in 48% of rural boys,and at home and at school each in 33% of rural girls.Medical treatment for one day was the main option for 80% of urban boys and girls,84% of rural boys,and 72% of rural girls.Conclusion Nonfatal injuries among children aged 5-14 years are a serious public health concern in China.

HU Ming, HU Guo Qing, SUN Zhen Qiu, HE Xiang. Epidemiological Survey of the Prevalence of Non-fatal Injury among Children Aged 5-14 Years in China[J]. Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, 2012, 25(4): 407-412. doi: 10.3967/0895-3988.2012.04.005
Citation: HU Ming, HU Guo Qing, SUN Zhen Qiu, HE Xiang. Epidemiological Survey of the Prevalence of Non-fatal Injury among Children Aged 5-14 Years in China[J]. Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, 2012, 25(4): 407-412. doi: 10.3967/0895-3988.2012.04.005

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