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The incidence of home accidents is going down in Belgium.
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PMID:  16943166     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The objective of the present study was to estimate the incidence of home accidents in Belgium in 2002 and to compare them with the results of 1996. The Belgian network of general practitioners (GPs) is a national network of GPs who collect and report data on selected conditions, including home accidents. The data about home accidents were recorded by 181 GPs in 1996 and by 150 GPs in 2002. The standardized incidence of home accidents decreased from 2935 per 100,000 inhabitants in 1996 (95% CI 2846 - 3026) to 2669 in 2002 (95% CI 2588 - 2751). This corresponds to a decrease of 9% (p < 0.001). A decrease of 14% was observed in the Flemish Community (p < 0.001). The reduction was very important (36%) among women aged between 75 and 89 years (p < 0.001). In the French community the decrease was not significant. The incidence of home accidents observed in general practice decreased in Belgium, especially in the Flemish Community.
D Devroey; V Van Casteren
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of injury control and safety promotion     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1745-7300     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-31     Completed Date:  2006-10-31     Revised Date:  2009-12-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101247254     Medline TA:  Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  200-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Epidemiology, Scientific Institute Public Health, Juliette Wytsmanstraat 14, 1050, Brussels, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents / trends*
Aged, 80 and over
Family Characteristics*
Family Practice
Health Surveys
Sentinel Surveillance

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