Epidemiological trial in domestic accidents

Indrayan, A. ; Mittal, B. N. ; Sengupta, R. K. ; Bagchi, S. C. (1975) Epidemiological trial in domestic accidents Indian Journal of Medical Research, 63 . pp. 1344-1352. ISSN 0971-5916

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The study of domestic accidents covering 3,300 families of Central Government employees of Allahabad revealed that the accident rate was 29 per thousand person years. The age 1-4 years was most vulnerable with a rate of 49 per thousand person years Falls (38.9 per cent) headed the list of causes followed by burns (24.3 per cent) and hit by/against (22.4 per cent). The most frequent sites of accidents were bed/living room and kitchen The interaction of host, agent and environment revealed marked similarity with the type of functions performed at a particular age and at a particular place The average period of retarded activity per accident was 2.5 days and per thousand person years of exposure was 75 days

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