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Epidemiology of childhood injury in Korea

Title
Epidemiology of childhood injury in Korea
Authors
Jung K.Y.Jung J.H.
Ewha Authors
정구영
SCOPUS Author ID
정구영scopus
Issue Date
2008
Journal Title
Journal of the Korean Medical Association
ISSN
1975-8456JCR Link
Citation
vol. 51, no. 3, pp. 208 - 213
Indexed
SCOPUS; KCI WOS scopus
Abstract
Injury is the leading cause of mortality in children. The mortality from injury in children in Korea is higher than those in other developed countries in OECD. We analyzed the characteristics of mortality and hospital admission in childhood injury. The leading cause of mortality is traffic accident, followed by drowning and falls. The most common body site of injury leading to mortality is the head. The severity of most injuries is mild and the admission rate is about 15%. The most common causes of hospital admission are traffic accident and falls. Of traffic accidents, pedestrian injury is the most frequent in all children, but occupant injury is more common in children under age 4. The common place of injury is home, and most injuries are preventable for children under 4 years old.
DOI
10.5124/jkma.2008.51.3.208
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