|Title:||Home accidents in rural and urban areas of Shiraz, 2000-02|
Rajaei Fard, A.
|Abstract:||Data on home accidents for a 3-year period [2000-2002] were collected from health houses, health centres and hospitals involved in a home accident prevention programme in Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran. A total of 15 402 accidents were registered, with a mortality rate of 1.3%. Accidents were more common in women than in men [52.1% versus 47.9%] and urban than rural areas [66.3% versus 33.7%]. Burns [66.5%], followed by injuries due to sharp objects [11.3%] were the most common causes. Accidents were more prevalent in children aged under 5 years, followed by 5-9 and 15-19 years of age|
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