Volume 10, Issue 29 (Dec 2000)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2000, 10(29): 1-7 | Back to browse issues page

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Ësmaeili Z, Vaez Zadeh N. To study the accidents patterns in children under 15 years of age met with an accident in mazandaran province in 78-79 . J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2000; 10 (29) :1-7
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Background and purpose: Millions of children die because of accidents annually. Âccidents in children occur in various forms, considering their age, a typical form of accident is more common. Ïn our country also many children meet with an accident annually. Çonsidering the occurrence of accident in children as an accident prone age group, recognition of different patterns of accidents could be of help in its prevention. Thereby a research about the accidents patterns in children under 15 years of age has been performed.
Materials and Methods: Ïn this descriptive study 2225 children under 15 years of age who were injured and referred to emergency centers of hospitals and forensic medicine centers in Mezandaran province for a period of one year were selected randomly. Method of data collection was interview by regular questionnaire with closed questions. For data analysis descriptive and analytic statistics and X2 test were used.
Results: This study shows that falling (30.1%) and collision (26.6%) were the most common accidents. The difference between sex and type of accident was statistically significant (P<0.001) and also between the age and type of accident shows an statistically significant difference (P<0.0001).
Çonclusion: Since the accidents pattern in children under 15 years of age has been defined and identified, it is suggested that the preventive measures, specific for peculiar accidents in a particular area are effective steps in their decline.
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