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Injury Epidemiology in a Safe Community Health Service Center in Shanghai, China
School of Public Health, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.
School of Public Health, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.
School of Public Health, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.
School of Public Health, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.
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2011 (English)In: HEALTHMED, ISSN 1840-2291, Vol. 5, no 3, 479-485 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The current study has investigated the injury epidemiology in a community health service center (CHSC) under a Safe Community in Shanghai, China. It was a cross sectional study with data generated from hospital records and Injury Report Card (IRC). Open wounds constituted 571 (50.8%) injuries. Majority of the injuries (99.64%) did not need any hospitalization. Among the injured victims, 59.16% were floating population and occupied in the manufacturing or transportation sector (31.49% of the injury), commercial services and farms. Finger, toes, head and face were most affected part of the body due to injuries. Mechanical objects and falls constituted nearly 95% causes of injuries. During start of working hours (9am) and during Wednesday and Thursday the frequencies of injuries were highest. In a WHO Safe Community program, injury epidemiology has great emphasize as it dwelled with proper scientific evidences of the injury etiologies. The study had identified some important issues within its objected framework. Education and supervision of the floating workers can be effective for reducing injuries.

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DRUNPP-SARAJEVO, BOLNICKA BB, SARAJEVO, 71000, BOSNIA and HERCEG , 2011. Vol. 5, no 3, 479-485 p.
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injury epidemiology, injury report card, China
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Medical and Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-68821ISI: 000290567700001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-68821DiVA: diva2:421229
Available from: 2011-06-08 Created: 2011-06-08 Last updated: 2012-01-18

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