Injuries

Role of disability in the association between obesity and unintentional injuries

Huiyun Xiang, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Katie Kidwell, B.A., Krista Wheeler, M.S. Disability and Health Journal, April 2008 Volume 1, Issue 2, Pages 99–107 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.02.001 Abstract Background We assessed the mediating role of disability in the association between obesity and elevated injury risk among U.S. white and African American adults. Methods Data from the 2001-2002 National Epidemiologic […]

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Assessing injury-related movement difficulties: A method for analyzing the association between functional limitations and social participation

Mitchell Loeb, M.S., Li-Hui Chen, M.S., Ph.D. National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA Disability and Health Journal Volume 4, Issue 2, Pages 102–111, April 2011 Published Online: July 26, 2010 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2010.05.007   Abstract Background The conceptualization of disability has shifted from a medical to a social […]

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Trauma in the Neighborhood: A Geospatial Analysis and Assessment of Social Determinants of Major Injury in North America.

OBJECTIVES: We sought to identify and characterize areas with high rates of major trauma events in 9 diverse cities and counties in the United States and Canada. METHODS: We analyzed a prospective, population-based cohort of injured individuals evaluated by 163 emergency medical service agencies transporting patients to 177 hospitals across the study sites between December […]

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Injury prevention for children with disabilities.

Little injury data exists for children who have disabilities. There is an urgent need to address injury prevention and to improve safety standards for this group. Understanding the epidemiology of injuries will allow clinicians to accurately advise patients and their families on individual risks and counsel them in steps to take to reduce those risks. […]

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