Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 20, issue 4A, P51-67 2009 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.0.0226 View full text
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Mónica Ruiz-Casares

Abstract: The rate of unintentional injuries for children in sub-Saharan Africa has reached 53.1 per 100,000, the highest for regions across all income levels. This paper reviews the relevant literature on the epidemiology of unintentional childhood injuries in the region, with an emphasis on the risk factors associated with it. Several demographic, socioeconomic, and environmental factors contributing to injuries in children have been documented for the main causes of injury. Despite the high burden, child injury preve…

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