Turkish Journal Of Pediatrics, vol.8, no.1, pp.17-21, 2006 (SCI-Expanded)
SUMMARY: Erkal S, Şafak Ş. Determination of the risks of domestic accidents
for the 0-6 age group in the Tuzluçayır Village Clinic neighborhood. Turk J
Pediatr 2006; 48: 56-62.
This study was planned and conducted based on the investigation of families
living in the Tuzluçayır Village Clinic neighborhood to determine the risks
of domestic accidents for the children aged 0-6 years. It was established
that 66.0% of the rooms were furnished with sharp-edged furniture; 63.2%
had open electrical sockets; 68.4% had slippery flooring; and 68.9% of the
houses with balcony railings had rail openings wide enough for a child to
pass through. We determined that 28.8% of the children aged 0-6 years had
suffered a domestic accident during the last year.
Key words: accident, domestic accidents, childhood injury