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Journal of Basic and Clinical Health Sciences 2017 , Vol 1 , Issue 1
Severe Home Injuries and Disabilities in 2nd İnönü District, İzmir
Bülent Kılıç1,Reci Meseri2,Yücel Demiral1,Yonca Sönmez3,Canan Kaynak4,Alp Ergör1
1Department of Public Health, Dokuz Eylül University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey
2Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Ege University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey
3Department of Public Health, Süleyman Demirel University School of Medicine, Isparta, Turkey
4İzmir Provincial Public Health Directory, Balçova Community Health Center, İzmir, Turkey
DOI : 10.5152/jbachs.2017.71 Purpose: The aim of this study was to determine severe home injuries resulting from a disability in Turkey.

Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in 2. İnönü district in İzmir. There were 1,765 households, and a sample of 326 households was randomly selected. Data on 1,332 people were collected via face-to-face interviews. The chi-square test, Fisher"s exact test, and logistic regression analysis were used.

Results: There were a total of 145 home injuries (10.9%). There were 22 severe home injuries (1.7%) such as falling from high levels, electrical shock, fire burn, and poisoning. Most severe home injuries were due to falling from high (45%) and took place in slum settlements (77%). Nine of these injuries resulted in a disability (7 per 1000). When we evaluated all home injuries, children under the age of five years old (28.8%), women (14.5%), and those with moderate–good income (12.8%) had significantly more injuries. However when special attention was paid to severe home injuries and disabilities, only children under the age of five years old had more severe injuries (5.4%) and disabilities (2.7%). The risk of severe home injuries is four times higher (Odds Ratio-OR: 4.27; 95% CI: 1.6-11.3) and that of disabilities is nearly six times higher (OR: 5.57; 95% CI: 1.3–22.9) in children under the age of five.

Conclusion: Children under the age of five years old had severe home injuries and disabilities. Routine home visits and training of mothers who have children under the age of five by primary health care workers should be organized to prevent severe home injuries. Keywords : Injury, accident, fall, disability, slum settlement, children