The incidence of accidents in two different regions of Ankara Province


Tezcan S., Özcebe H. , Aslan D., Subaşi N., Yardim N.

Erciyes Tip Dergisi, vol.24, no.4, pp.167-173, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Title of Journal : Erciyes Tip Dergisi
  • Page Numbers: pp.167-173

Abstract

Purpose: Accidents and related injuries are very important public health problems in developing countries. Previous studies have shown that over 19 million people became disabled due to traffic, occupational and domestic accidents. It is important to know the causes and types of accidents for development and implementation of intervention programs. In this study, we aimed to determine the incidence and types of accidents within the previous two weeks and to evaluate some socio-demographic variables and home accidents in two different regions of Ankara. Materials and Methods: The studies were designed as cross-sectional epidemiological studies in which the "30 Cluster Sampling Method" was used. Results: The incidences of having any accidents within the past two weeks were 5.1% in Region I and 8.9 % in Region II: In both Region I and Region II, "domestic accidents" were the leading cause of all accidents. Conclusion: Intervention studies should be structured according to the types of accidents.