2018
DOI: 10.1097/scs.0000000000004128
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Abstract: Compared to their weight in the population, the Arab sector experiences more craniomaxillofacial injuries. The Jewish elderly population tends to reside in nursing homes where they are more susceptible to accidental falls, whereas young Arab males are more exposed to motor vehicle accidents and interpersonal violence. Falls were the main cause of injuries particularly in women. This may reflect the women's fear of reporting domestic violence. We believe that increased government investments in infrastructures … Show more

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“…20 In this study, we observed the highest percentage of fracture occurred in the mid-face, followed by a lower third of the face. The higher prevalence of the midface fracture is also reported in studies 5,11 in contrast to other studies where more incidence of fracture in lower facial third is reported. 2,4,13,16 This higher prevalence of the midfacial injury may be attributed to the wider face and prominent malar bone of Asian people.…”
Section: Discussioncontrasting
confidence: 44%
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“…20 In this study, we observed the highest percentage of fracture occurred in the mid-face, followed by a lower third of the face. The higher prevalence of the midface fracture is also reported in studies 5,11 in contrast to other studies where more incidence of fracture in lower facial third is reported. 2,4,13,16 This higher prevalence of the midfacial injury may be attributed to the wider face and prominent malar bone of Asian people.…”
Section: Discussioncontrasting
confidence: 44%
“…The gender-wise ratio in our study is 5.2:1, which is slightly more than 3:1in another study. 4,5 This variation among gender may be because men are involved in outdoor works for earning and living. Also, males are more indulge in alcohol consumption, drinking and driving, and interpersonal violence than females.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
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“…Similarly, falls have been reported as the main etiological cause of craniomaxillofacial injuries in females among Arabs in Israel. [ 25 ] This current finding may be due to nonenforcement of road traffic laws as many drivers exceed the speed limit, do not use seat belts, and drive under the influence of psychoactive substances. [ 26 27 ] Fastening of seat belts resulted in a decrease in the frequency of injury among car users as reported in the literature.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%