Health problems of victims before and after disaster: a longitudinal study in general practice.

@article{Yzermans2005HealthPO,
  title={Health problems of victims before and after disaster: a longitudinal study in general practice.},
  author={Christoffel Joris Yzermans and G A G{\'e} Donker and Jan J. Kerssens and A J E Dirkzwager and Rik J. H. Soeteman and Petra M H ten Veen},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={820-6}
}
BACKGROUND We aimed to quantify the health problems and to assess the possible risk factors for developing health problems in persons affected by the explosion of a firework depot at Enschede, The Netherlands, on May 13, 2000. The explosion considerably damaged buildings in the local neighbourhood and caused 22 immediate deaths and injuries in over 1000 people. METHODS A longitudinal study of (89% of all) victims (n = 9329) and controls (n = 7392) with pre-disaster baseline morbidity for 16… CONTINUE READING
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