Childhood Accidents in a Rural Community: A Five-year Study

  • Raines, Deborah;
  • Walker, Robert B.


Childhood accidents were monitored over a five-year period in a rural West Virginia primary care center. A population of 1,410 families with children up to 12 years of age was followed. Lacerations, musculoskeletal injuries, and head injuries were the most common injuries. Accidents were relatively more frequent within families with lower income levels and in single-parent households. The data suggest specific preventive strategies for this rural population.


JOURNAL: J Fam Pract. 1982; 14(4): 705-708.

Note: Journal of Family Practice.

NLOM ID#: 82169314 .

Publication #: 82169314

This document was extracted from the CDC-NIOSH Epidemiology of Farm Related Injuries: Bibliography With Abstracts, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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