A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY OF PROFILE OF DOMESTIC ACCIDENTS IN CHILDREN FROM A TERITIARY CARE CENTER
English

Shobana Narasimhan, Ganavi Ramgopal, Umadevi L
2015 Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences  
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To determine the causes and outcome of domestic accidents in children. METHODOLOGY: Data of Children admitted during 2 year period, who met the inclusion criteria were collected from the case records -demographic details, socioeconomic status, type of poisoning and the outcome was tabulated and analysed using appropriate statistical methods. RESULTS: 94 children sustained one or more domestic injuries. Most of them were females, 71.3% were in the age group of 1-5 years and
more » ... p of 1-5 years and from lower middle class (36.2%). Common type of domestic injuries was due to chemicals and insecticide poisoning (19.15%), kerosene poisoning (17.1%), burns and scalds (14.2%). The outcome of most of the children with domestic accidents were non-fatal (96.8%) but 1% resulted in death and 1% had sequelae.
doi:10.14260/jemds/2015/2127 fatcat:or4m6htyrnf5ra5lhuucdjuvma