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Epidemiology of unintentional child injuries in the South-East Asia Region: a systematic review

Pant, Puspa Raj; Towner, Elizabeth; Pilkington, Paul; Ellis, Matthew

Authors

Elizabeth Towner

Matthew Ellis



Abstract

© 2013, © 2013 Taylor & Francis. All the 11 members of the South-East Asia Region (SEAR) of the World Health Organization are categorised as low- and middle-income countries. This region has over a quarter of the world's total population but comprises about one-third of the world's unintentional injury-related deaths. There is a paucity of good-quality mortality and morbidity data from most of these countries. This is the first systematic review of community-based surveys on child injuries that summarises evidence from child injury studies from the SEAR countries. The included papers reported varying estimates of overall non-fatal unintentional injury rates across the countries, from 15/1000 children in Thailand to as high as 342/1000 children in India. The fatal injury rates were also found to be varying. This review revealed a need for strengthening child injury research using standard methodologies across the region and for promoting the dissemination of the results.

Citation

Pant, P. R., Towner, E., Pilkington, P., & Ellis, M. (2015). Epidemiology of unintentional child injuries in the South-East Asia Region: a systematic review. International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, 22(1), 24-32. https://doi.org/10.1080/17457300.2013.842594

Journal Article Type Review
Publication Date Jan 1, 2015
Journal International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion
Print ISSN 1745-7300
Electronic ISSN 1745-7319
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 22
Issue 1
Pages 24-32
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/17457300.2013.842594
Keywords systematic review, child injury, South-East Asia, unintentional injuries
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/843834
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17457300.2013.842594