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Journal of Medical Sciences
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 248-251
DOI: 10.3923/jms.2007.248.251
Burns Comprising 3/4th of Home Injuries in Pre-school Children of the Rural Areas of Ardabil Province, Iran
S. Arshi, H. Sadeghi-bazargani, R. Mohammadi, M. Soltan Mohammad Zadeh, A. Rouhi and M. Barak

Abstract:
Home injuries are preventable dangers to child health and most occur in places considered safe by parents. The aim of this study was to identify the causes and types of accidents and their consequences in pre-school aged children in the villages of Ardabil province northwestern Iran, during the years 2000- 2002. In this descriptive study, questionnaires were completed for 6875 home injuries of preschool children, reported by the primary and secondary health centers and general hospitals. Data were entered in to a computer and analyzed by EPI 2000 software. Among the 6875 home injuries of pre-school children reported, 43.6% were girls and 56.4% were boys with a mean age of 2.93 years. Eighty five percent of these accidents occurred in the hall, rooms and kitchen and 12.9% occurred in the yard. The main organs involved were the hands, feet, fingers and toes in 75.6% of cases. Death and disability occurred in 34 and 15 cases, respectively. Burns occurred in 75% of cases, which had a much higher prevalence than previous studies. Most accidents reported in our study were preventable, which calls for the need to increase the knowledge of parents in this regard.
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S. Arshi, H. Sadeghi-bazargani, R. Mohammadi, M. Soltan Mohammad Zadeh, A. Rouhi and M. Barak, 2007. Burns Comprising 3/4th of Home Injuries in Pre-school Children of the Rural Areas of Ardabil Province, Iran. Journal of Medical Sciences, 7: 248-251.

DOI: 10.3923/jms.2007.248.251

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jms.2007.248.251

 
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