Independent Risk Factors for Injury in Pre-School Children: Three Population-Based Nested Case-Control Studies Using Routine Primary Care Data

@inproceedings{Orton2012IndependentRF,
  title={Independent Risk Factors for Injury in Pre-School Children: Three Population-Based Nested Case-Control Studies Using Routine Primary Care Data},
  author={Elizabeth Orton and Denise Kendrick and Joe West and Laila J Tata},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Injuries in childhood are largely preventable yet an estimated 2,400 children die every day because of injury and violence. Despite this, the factors that contribute to injury occurrence have not been quantified at the population scale using primary care data. We used The Health Improvement Network (THIN) database to identify risk factors for thermal injury, fractures and poisoning in pre-school children in order to inform the optimal delivery of preventative strategies. METHODS We… CONTINUE READING

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