BEHAVIOURAL CHARACTERISTICS AND ACCIDENTS: FINDINGS FROM THE HEALTH SURVEY FROM ENGLAND, 1997

This 1997 Health Survey for England was designed to increase the representation of children aged 2-15 in the sample above the size that would be achieved in a standard probability sample of households. The study's objective was to analyze the relationship between childhood major and minor accidents, and major accidents involving a moving vehicle, and an assessment of behavioural and emotional problems taking demographic, socio-economic and family factors into account. Data from a national sample of about 6000 children were analyzed using simple and multiple logistic regression. Even after controlling for demographic, socio-economic and family type factors, hyperactivity in children remained significantly associated with the occurrence of major and minor accidents and major accidents involving a moving vehicle. Emotional symptoms and conduct disorders were also important. These behavioural characteristics were more common in the lower social classes, families receiving benefits and in step- and single-parent families.

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  • Authors:
    • LALLOO, R
    • SHEIHAM, A
    • NAZROO, J Y
  • Publication Date: 2003

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  • Accession Number: 00962959
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 5 2003 12:00AM