Paper Information

Journal:   COMMONITY HEALTH   SUMMER 2015 , Volume 2 , Number 3; Page(s) 165 To 171.
 
Paper: 

EVALUATION OF SOCIOECONOMIC FACTORS IN INJURED CHILDREN AT MOUSAVI AND VALIASR HOSPITALS OF ZANJAN

 
 
Author(s):  HASANIHA MARYAM, KHODABANDELOO MAHDIEH, ESKANDARI FATEMEH, MAZLOOMZADEH SAEIDEH*
 
* SOCIAL DETERMINANT OF HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER, ZANJAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background and Objective: Injury is one of the causes of morbidity and mortality that deprives the injured individuals of a normal life but also imposes high emotional and financial costs for the patients and their family. This study was done in order to determine the socioeconomic factors in injured children at Mousavi and Valiasr hospitals of Zanjan.
Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study 650 injured children under 15 who referred to Mousavi and Valiasr hospitals of zanjan were randomly selected. Using a questionnaire, information on demographic and socioeconomic factors including sex, age, and type of injury, parents' age, occupation and salary were gathered. Data was analyzed using measure of central tendency, frequency tables and Chi-Square Test.
Results: From 650 injured children, %61.5 were boys and %38.5 were girls. The mean (SD) age of these children was 7.8 (4.3). Three hundred eighty five of the children (%59.2) were urban and 265 (%40.8) were rural. Most of injured children had a father who was worker or a mother who was housewife. The level of education of parents was low in most cases. Furthermore, the frequency of injuries in children had a significant association with family income and socioeconomic factors.
Conclusion: The results of this study indicate that carrying out prevention programs for students and parents, especially families of low socioeconomic status has a major role in reducing injury risk factors from the children's living environment.

 
Keyword(s): INJURIES, CHILDREN, SOCIOECONOMIC FACTORS
 
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