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A comparison of unintentional injury patterns occurring in two Swedish communities in 1978 and in 2008
Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013), Department of Health Sciences. Karolinska Institute; Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, Karlstad.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013), Department of Health Sciences.
Karolinska Institute.
2015 (English)In: International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, ISSN 1745-7300, E-ISSN 1745-7319, Vol. 22, no 3, 254-259 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Abstract [en]

Surveillance and analyses of unintentional injuries can be used to help prioritise community prevention efforts. This study describes changes in local patterns for unintentional injuries resulting in deaths, hospitalisations, and outpatient visits to health care clinics and emergency rooms, comparing information from two different study periods, 1978 and 2008, in the Swedish communities of Falköping and Lidköping. Injury cases were analysed, and confidence intervals were derived. The study results show that while most injuries decreased comparing the first study period to the second, these changes were only significant in terms of decreases in outpatient care. This study points to the importance of more systematic collection data of injury events treated at the outpatient level, particularly for communities where there are relatively low numbers of injury-related deaths and hospitalisations.

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Taylor & Francis, 2015. Vol. 22, no 3, 254-259 p.
Keyword [en]
injury surveillance, unintentional injuries, outpatient visits, safe communities
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Sport and Fitness Sciences
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Sports Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-42451DOI: 10.1080/17457300.2014.918153ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84938419364OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-42451DiVA: diva2:930342
Available from: 2016-05-23 Created: 2016-05-23 Last updated: 2016-05-23Bibliographically approved

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