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Journal of the Korean Academy of Family Medicine 1991;12(10):40-50.
Published online October 1, 1991.
A study on the domestice accidents in Seoul.
Won Sook Kye, Sun Jin Kim, Pheung Rang Choo, Hyun Ju Boo, Ho Cheol Shin, Eun Sook Park
서울시내 일부지역의 가정내 사고에 관한 고찰
계원숙, 김선진, 추평랑, 부현주, 신호철, 박은숙
가톨릭의과대학 가정의학과
To find out the present conditions of domestic accidents and associating factors in the part of Seoul, this study was carried out through questionnaires on the households of the registered family of a certain hospital(218 cases), outpatients(132 cases), and a certain elementary school in Seoul(180 cases) from August 20 to September 30, 1989.
The major findings obtained were as follows :
1. The accident rate was 104 cases(28.7%), and among them the rate of 50 cases(48.1%) was in outpatients group, 29 cases(27.9%) was in elementary school group, and 26 cases(25%) in registered family group.
2. Sufferer's age distribution was that the age group of 16 to 60 years old was 50 cases(48.1%), less than 15 years old was 41 cases(39.4%), and over 61 years old was 13 cases(12.5%). The accident rate was highest in average age of 11.3 years old in boy and 7.7 years old in girl.
3. The previously existent disease was found in 29 cases(28.0%).
4. The places where accidents happened were room, yard, kitchen and stairs in order of frequency.
5. There was 68 cases(65.4%) who had a protector who was able to take care sufferer when accidents happened.
6. The prevailing type of injury was that falling was 38 cases(36.6%), trauma was 7 cases (6.8%), burn was 4 cases(3.8%), poisoning was 4 cases(3.8%), foreign body ingestion was 1 case(1.0%).
7. The adverse results were in 57 cases(54.8%) and the most afflicted part of the body were extremities and face.
8. The mode of type of treatment was through hospital or medical office in 44 cases(42.3%) and hospitalization in 36 cases(34.6%).
9. There were complete recovery ensuring in 51 cases(49.0%), incomplete recovery in 9 cases(8.7%), and death in 1 case(1%).


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