Prevalence of traumatic brain injury amongst children hospital in one health district: a population-based admitted to study
UNSPECIFIED. (2003) Prevalence of traumatic brain injury amongst children hospital in one health district: a population-based admitted to study. INJURY-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THE CARE OF THE INJURED, 34 (4). pp. 256-260. ISSN 0020-1383Full text not available from this repository.
There is a dearth of information regarding the prevalence of brain injury, serious enough to require hospital admission, amongst children in UK. In North Staffordshire, a register of all children admitted with traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been maintained since 1992 presenting an opportunity to investigate the incidence of TBI within the region in terms of age, cause of injury, injury severity and social deprivation. The register contains details of 1553 children with TBI, two-thirds of whom are male. This population-based study shows that TBI is most prevalent amongst children from families living in more deprived areas, however, social deprivation was not related to the cause of injury. Each year, 280 per 100,000 children are admitted for greater than or equal to24 h with a TBI, of these 232 will have a mild brain injury, 25 moderate, 17 severe, and 2 will die. The incidence of moderate and severe injuries is higher than previous estimates. Children under 2 years of age account for 18.5% of all TBIs, usually due to falls, being dropped or non-accidental injuries (NAIs). Falls account for 60% of TBIs in the under 5 years. In the 10-15 age group road traffic accidents (RTAs) were the most common cause (185, 36.7%). These findings will help to plan health services and target accident prevention initiatives more accurately. (C) 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RD Surgery
|Journal or Publication Title:||INJURY-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THE CARE OF THE INJURED|
|Publisher:||ELSEVIER SCI LTD|
|Official Date:||May 2003|
|Number of Pages:||5|
|Page Range:||pp. 256-260|
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