Injury-Related Hospitalisations in a Rural County of Southern China, 1994–2005

This study analyzes trends and rates of injury-related hospitalizations in a rural county in China from 1994 to 2005. Results showed that traffic-related hospitalization increased from 25.5 per 100 000 in 1994-1996 to 57.9 in 2003-2005, and passed assaults as the leading cause of injury. Motorcyclists, pedestrians and bicyclists accounted for 41%, 22% and 19% of traffic-related hospitalizations, respectively. Compared with females, males had a higher risk of traffic-related hospitalizations, falls, and assaults. Relative to 25-59-year-olds, 15-24-year-olds were at increased risk of traffic crashes and assaults, and adults aged 60 years or older were at increased risk of falls. These findings indicate some areas of priority for injury prevention interventions.


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  • Accession Number: 01149206
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 26 2010 10:22PM