International Journal of Preventive Medicine Research
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International Journal of Preventive Medicine Research, Vol.1, No.5, Dec. 2015, Pub. Date: Dec. 14, 2015
Home Accidents Rate Among Under-Five Children and Predisposing Factors in Khartoum
Pages: 267-269 Views: 1185 Downloads: 940
Authors
[01] Waled Amen Mohammed Ahmed, Nursing Department, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Albaha University, Al-Baha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
[02] Sawsan Mustafa Abdalla, Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Majmaah University, Majmah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
[03] Elsadig Yousif Mohamed, Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Majmaah University, Majmah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
[04] Osman Babiker Osman, Public Health, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Albaha University, Al-Baha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
[05] Hamdi Nouri Najeeb Alnsairat, Basic Medical Sciences Department, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Albaha University, Al-Baha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Abstract
Objective: This study aimed to assess rate of under-five children home accidents and to determine its risk factors predisposing them in Khartoum. Methods: This is a descriptive cross-sectional study which was conducted in Khartoum State, Sudan, 2011. The sample size was calculated as 300 households including mothers and their under-five children. This study used randomized sampling technique. The data was collected by a questionnaire. The data was analysed by using Statistical (SPSS) version 20. Results: The results showed that most of the mothers are not workers. They are mainly primary or secondary educated. Home accidents rate in Khartoum is 10.3%, which occur among both sexes, within ages between 1-4 years (mainly three years). The most frequently risk factor of under-five home accidents was the area of fall in the home and mainly happened in the rooms. Conclusion: Home accidents rate among under-five children in Sudan is common and have been related to area and rooms in which the accidents happened.
Keywords
Home Accidents, Rate, Under-Five Children, and Risk Factors
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