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Socio-economic risk factors for injuries in Swedish children and adolescents: A national study over 15 years.
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PMID:  23152975     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Few studies have assessed if Sweden's injury prevention work has been equally effective for children of different socio-economic backgrounds. The goal of this paper is to review the country's injury rates for children over time, stratified by socio-economic status (SES), to see if the effects are similar across SES levels. This study employs a retrospective case-control study design, using data from the hospitalisation records of 51,225 children, which were linked to family socio-economic data. Children and adolescents in families receiving social welfare benefits, and those living with single parents and mothers with less education had higher risks of injuries leading to hospitalisation. The population-based safety work over the past decades seems to have had only minor effects on reducing the impact of socio-economic based difference in injury risks to younger Swedes.
Cecilia Nyberg; Jan Schyllander; Diana Stark Ekman; Staffan Janson
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Global public health     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1744-1706     ISO Abbreviation:  Glob Public Health     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101256323     Medline TA:  Glob Public Health     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
a Department of Public Health , Karlstad University , Karlstad , Sweden.
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