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Review of injuries over a one year period among 87,134 adults studying at an open university in Thailand.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21073044     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Countries need epidemiological information about population injury statistics to devise preventive strategies. To generate such information we estimated the one-year incidence and distribution of injury in a group of 87,134 adult Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University distance-learning students residing throughout Thailand. Those who participated joined the study by filling out a baseline questionnaire in 2005 which included a one-year recall of injuries serious enough to interfere with daily activities and/or require medical treatment. The more serious injuries were categorised by location, mechanism and intentionality. We collected sociodemographic information about the participants. Nearly 22% of participants reported at least one injury during the previous 12 months. Males, those with lower income and the less educated, had higher injury rates. Home injuries were more common among females. Sports, road and workplace injuries were more common among males. Transport injuries decreased with age and falls increased with age. Most injuries were unintentional. Injury rates among Thai adults are high. We identified at risk groups by injury mechanism and setting. Before interventions can be devised more research is needed regarding exposure and vulnerability in at risk socio-demographic groups.
Authors:
Karen Stephan; Rod McClure; Sam-ang Seubsman; Matthew Kelly; Vasoontara Yiengprugsawan; Christopher Bain; Adrian Sleigh;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0125-1562     ISO Abbreviation:  Southeast Asian J. Trop. Med. Public Health     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-15     Completed Date:  2010-12-23     Revised Date:  2013-07-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0266303     Medline TA:  Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health     Country:  Thailand    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1220-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Monash University Accident Research Centre, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Cohort Studies
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Questionnaires
Risk Factors
Thailand / epidemiology
Universities*
Wounds and Injuries / epidemiology*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
071587//Wellcome Trust; GR071587MA//Wellcome Trust
Investigator
Investigator/Affiliation:
Jaruwan Chokhanapitak / ; Chaiyun Churewong / ; Suttanit Hounthasarn / ; Suwanee Khamman / ; Daoruang Pandee / ; Suttinan Pangsap / ; Tippawan Prapamontol / ; Janya Puengson / ; Yodyiam Sangrattanakul / ; Sam-ang Seubsman / ; Boonchai Somboonsook / ; Nintita Sripaiboonkij / ; Pathumvadee Somsamai / ; Duangkae Vilainerum / ; Wanee Wimonwattanaphan / ; Chris Bain / ; Emily Banks / ; Cathy Banwell / ; Bruce Caldwell / ; Gordon Carmichael / ; Tarie Dellora / ; Jane Dixon / ; Sharon Friel / ; David Harley / ; Matthew Kelly / ; Tord Kjellstrom / ; Lynette Lim / ; Anthony McMichael / ; Tanya Mark / ; Adrian Sleigh / ; Lyndall Strazdins / ; Vasoontara Yiengprugsawan /
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