Prevalence of injuries and accidents among 3 year-olds in the Republic of Ireland

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2015-12-09
Authors
Cosgrove, J.
Balanda, K.
Fahy, L.
Institute of Public Health in Ireland
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Institute of Public Health in Ireland
Abstract
This report estimates that 16% (11,200) of 3 year-olds in the Republic of Ireland have had an accident or injury requiring hospital treatment or admission. The report shows the prevalence of injuries and accidents as well as highlighting risk factors such as gender and whether a primary carer has a longstanding health condition. Prevalence of injuries and accidents were found to be: Higher among boys compared with girls, Higher among children whose primary carer had a longstanding health condition, Higher among children in households with other children and one parent, Higher among children whose primary carer had attained lower levels of formal education. When these characteristics combined, they resulted in much higher rates of injury.
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Accident, Child health, Education, Injury
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Cosgrove, J., Balanda, K.P., & Fahy, L. (2015). Prevalence of injuries among three-year-old children in the Republic of Ireland in 2011. (Supplement to: Longstanding health conditions among three-year- old children in the Republic of Ireland in 2011: A report based on data from the “Growing Up in Ireland” study.) Dublin: Institute of Public Health in Ireland.
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