Vic S Sahai

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BACKGROUND The incidence of bicycle helmet use and the factors associated with helmet use in Ontario are presented in this study. The Ontario Health Survey (1996), a population-based survey of Ontario residents, was used as the data source. METHODS As the factors associated with helmet use were found to differ between adults and teens, a separate analysis(More)
BACKGROUND Injury is the leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality in Canada. The "ice berg" effect in injuries was proposed to address the injury statistics that are often poorly documented. The aim of this investigation was to quantify the severity and magnitude of iceberg effect in Ontario, Canada. METHODS Data from Vital Statistics (1999,(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the incidence and prevalence of domestic violence (DV) against women presenting to emergency departments. DESIGN Prospective cohort study to determine health status and exposure to DV. SETTING Hospital emergency department in urban northern Canada. PARTICIPANTS Random sample of women older than 16 presenting to the emergency(More)
This study examines the factors associated with seat belt use for drivers and passengers in Ontario. Using the 1990 Ontario Health Survey, a population-based survey of non-institutionalized Ontario residents, factors associated with seat belt use among drivers and passengers were identified and are reported as unadjusted and adjusted odds ratios (OR; 95%(More)
Serious snowmobile injuries are preventable and associated with late-night travel, alcohol use, and speed. We studied the effectiveness of a community-based policing (STOP) program in the prevention of serious injuries related to snowmobile trauma in Sudbury, Ontario. Volunteers were trained in police protocol and were appointed special constables to(More)
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of death in Northern Ontario and therefore considered an important issue. To this end, this paper examines CVD trends in Northern Ontario and the prevalence of known risk factors that give an insight into these trends. Ontario Health Survey 1990, Ontario Health Survey 1996, Canadian Institute for Health(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the causes of traumatic death in a northern region of Ontario. METHODS Prevalence study of trauma deaths occurring within the region of Northeastern Ontario over the years 1989-1991; regional data were compared with provincial data. RESULTS 1,027 patient records were identified over the study period (51.4 deaths per 100,000(More)
Health in Northern Ontario is poorer than in the province of Ontario. Late childhood is the period in which adult habits and health behaviours are solidified, thus, health indicators are important to guide the development and implementation of disease prevention strategies. The Northern Ontario Child and Youth Health Report evaluated the health of children(More)
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