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Document ID (ISN)103112
CIS number 04-98
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hang H.M., Byass P., Svanstr÷m L.
Title Incidence and seasonal variation of injury in rural Vietnam: A community-based survey
Bibliographic information Oct. 2004, Vol.42, No.8, p.691-701. Illus. 16 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was describe seasonal effects on injury incidence at the community level in the Bavi district of northern Viet Nam, a mainly rural area. All non-fatal unintentional injuries which occurred in a sample of 24,776 persons living in 5801 households were recorded during 2000. Four interview surveys per household were also conducted during the year, during which information was collected on accidents having occurred in the preceding quarter. Injury morbidity data were analysed according to sex, age and circumstances of injury. 1917 persons experienced a total of 2079 non-fatal injuries during the period of observation, corresponding to an incidence of 89/1000 person-years. Seasonal variations were found in all types of injury. Overall, the highest incidence rates were observed in July and April, while the lowest monthly rates were found in May and November. Peaks were observed in February and April for traffic injuries, June for work-related injuries, July, August and October for home injuries. Finally, a significantly higher incidence rate was observed in the third quarter (103/1000 person-years).
Descriptors (primary) seasonal variation; agriculture; injuries; Viet Nam
Descriptors (secondary) occupational accidents; morbidity; frequency rates; non-occupational accidents; commuting accidents; survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden; Viet Nam
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Natural phenomena