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dc.contributor.authorBachani, A.M.
dc.contributor.authorGhaffar, A.
dc.contributor.authorHyder, A.A.
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T10:24:38Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T10:24:38Z
dc.date.issued2011EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://www.emro.who.int/emhj/V17/05/17_5_2011_0375_0381.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118627
dc.description375-381EN
dc.description.abstractThere 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 populationEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectAccidental FallsEN
dc.subjectIncidenceEN
dc.subjectHealth SurveysEN
dc.subjectRisk AssessmentEN
dc.subject.meshAccidental FallsEN
dc.titleBurden of fall injuries in Pakistan - analysis of the National Injury Survey of PakistanEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 17 (‎5)‎, 375-381, 2011


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