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Title: Burden of fall injuries in Pakistan - analysis of the National Injury Survey of Pakistan
Authors: Bachani, A.M.
Ghaffar, A.
Hyder, A.A.
Issue Date: 2011
Language: English
Abstract: There are no reliable estimates of the burden of fall-related injuries in Pakistan. To assess this burden and develop an epidemiologic profile for these injuries data from the National Injury Survey of Pakistan, a cross-sectional population-based survey on injuries, were analysed to determine incidence and relative risks for fall injury. The annual incidence of fall-related injuries was 8.85 per 1000 population per year [95% Cl: 6.8-11,3]. The mean and median age of individuals injured by falls was 19 years and 10.5 years respectively. Children under the age of 15 years were at a substantially higher risk of fall injuries. Being a student and farmer/labourer/vendor were associated with a higher risk for falls compared with unemployed. Fall-related injuries are a health burden in Pakistan, especially in children under 15 years of age. This represents a significant loss of healthy life and requires policies to curb this burden in the population
Description: 375-381
Keywords: Accidental Falls
Health Surveys
Risk Assessment
Subject: Accidental Falls
ISSN: 1020-3397
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