School injuries. Epidemiology and clinical features of 307 cases registered at hospital during one school year.
1991 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care, ISSN 0281-3432, E-ISSN 1502-7724, Vol. 9, no 3, 209-16 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Injuries at school were studied for one school year in 57 primary and three secondary schools (13,733 students, aged 7-19 years) at Umeå in northern Sweden. The injury rate was 22/1000 student years. There was a wide variation in injury rate between different schools. The boy/girl ratio was 1.1/1. Physical education was the dominating activity at the time of injury for the older students and play in the school yard for the younger. The majority of the students had a minor injury, but 17% had a fracture. The injured students did not seem to have more somatic, psychological or social problems than students in general. Fewer competitive sports and ball games and more adult supervision and organized activities during breaks are suggestions to reduce injuries at school. A hospital-based injury registration system is well fitted for serving as a base for analysing school injuries.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1991. Vol. 9, no 3, 209-16 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-45436PubMedID: 1754755OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-45436DiVA: diva2:429448