American Journal of Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Articles Information
American Journal of Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, Vol.1, No.2, Sep. 2015, Pub. Date: Aug. 3, 2015
Personal Profiles of Accidental Injuries Cases and Risk of Severity Among Adolescents in Dubai
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Authors
[01] Altheeb A. A. S., School and Educational Institutions Health Unit, Health Affairs Department, Primary Health Care Services Sector, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE.
[02] Hussein H., School and Educational Institutions Health Unit, Health Affairs Department, Primary Health Care Services Sector, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE.
[03] Al Faisal W., School and Educational Institutions Health Unit, Health Affairs Department, Primary Health Care Services Sector, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE.
[04] AlBehandy N. S., School and Educational Institutions Health Unit, Health Affairs Department, Primary Health Care Services Sector, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE.
[05] Alshareef N., School and Educational Institutions Health Unit, Health Affairs Department, Primary Health Care Services Sector, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE.
[06] Wasfy A., Statistics and Research Department, Ministry of Health, Dubai, UAE.
Abstract
Background: Child injuries are an important public health and development issue. According to a recent report by WHO and UNICEF, more than 2000 child die each day as a result of unintentional or accidental injuries. Death is the most notable measure of injury but it’s not the only one or the most common one. Objectives: To study the personal characteristics of unintentional injury cases and risk of severity among student at private schools in Dubai. Methodology: Cross-sectional study was conducted on students of grade 7 – 12 both males and females in Dubai’s private schools. Sample size was calculated using computer program EPI-Info version”6.04. The minimal sample size is 1000 student. Multistage stratified random sample with proportional allocation was carried out. The data was collected by a self-administered questionnaire composed of 32 items. Results: By noticing the association between injury severity and age it’s apparent that each age group is having the mild injury as the most common one than moderate and severe. So for 12, 13 age group, out of 573 injuries most of them 86.2% are mild and least (2.4%) are severe. For 14, 15 age group, from 315 injuries, 94% are mild, and only 3% are severe. For 16, 17 age group, which is about 112, 99% are mild injuries and 4% are severe. For the association between injury severity and sex, it was seen that in both sex the most dominant type of injury was the mild injury about 89.6% in male and 86.8% in females. On the other hand, the severe injury was the least pronounced one in both sex forming 15% in male and 6% in females. As per the nationality association with the injury type, it can be noticed that both nationalities have the mild injuries the most common one, 90.3% in UAE nationals and 88.4% in non-UAE nationals. Conclusions: Among the personal factors age of the student (age group of 12,13), and number of siblings (having 3-4 siblings) were involved in causing unintentional injuries. These factors should be taken into consideration when planning for prevention and control programs.
Keywords
Personal Characteristics, Risk of Severity, Accidental Injuries, Schools, Dubai
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