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Article: Unintentional Injury Burden in Hong Kong: Results from a Representative Population-Based Survey

TitleUnintentional Injury Burden in Hong Kong: Results from a Representative Population-Based Survey
Authors
Keywordsunintentional injury
safety
public health
general population
Issue Date2021
PublisherMolecular Diversity Preservation International. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.mdpi.org/ijerph
Citation
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2021, v. 18 n. 16, p. article no. 8826 How to Cite?
AbstractUnintentional injuries are major causes of mortality and morbidity. Although generally perceived as accidents, it is possible to identify those at higher risk and implement appropriate prevention measures. This study aims to investigate the common causes of unintentional injuries and their associated risk factors among a large representative sample. Data of 12,022 individuals who completed the Hong Kong Population Health Survey 2014/15 were extracted. The primary outcome was the prevalence of having unintentional injury(-ies) in the previous 12 months that was severe enough to limit daily activities. Multivariable logistic regression analyses were conducted to identify associations between injuries and sociodemographic, clinical and lifestyle factors. 14.5% of respondents reported episode(s) of unintentional injury in the past 12 months in the population level. The main causes of top three most severe unintentional injuries were sprains (24.0%), falls (19.9%) and being hit/struck (19.6%). 13.2% injury episodes were work-related among the most severe episode. Factors independently associated with significantly higher risks of injury included currently employed, homemaker or student, born in Hong Kong (as compared with immigrants), doctor-diagnosed chronic conditions, harmful alcohol consumption, insufficient sleep, and disturbed sleep. To summarize, unintentional injuries are highly prevalent and associated with harmful drinking, insufficient sleep, and disturbed sleep, which are potential modifiable risk factors for prevention.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/304259
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2019 Impact Factor: 2.849
2020 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.747
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dc.contributor.authorTang, EHM-
dc.contributor.authorBedford, LE-
dc.contributor.authorYu, EYT-
dc.contributor.authorTse, ETY-
dc.contributor.authorDONG, W-
dc.contributor.authorWU, T-
dc.contributor.authorCheung, BMY-
dc.contributor.authorWong, CKH-
dc.contributor.authorLam, CLK-
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-23T08:57:29Z-
dc.date.available2021-09-23T08:57:29Z-
dc.date.issued2021-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2021, v. 18 n. 16, p. article no. 8826-
dc.identifier.issn1661-7827-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/304259-
dc.description.abstractUnintentional injuries are major causes of mortality and morbidity. Although generally perceived as accidents, it is possible to identify those at higher risk and implement appropriate prevention measures. This study aims to investigate the common causes of unintentional injuries and their associated risk factors among a large representative sample. Data of 12,022 individuals who completed the Hong Kong Population Health Survey 2014/15 were extracted. The primary outcome was the prevalence of having unintentional injury(-ies) in the previous 12 months that was severe enough to limit daily activities. Multivariable logistic regression analyses were conducted to identify associations between injuries and sociodemographic, clinical and lifestyle factors. 14.5% of respondents reported episode(s) of unintentional injury in the past 12 months in the population level. The main causes of top three most severe unintentional injuries were sprains (24.0%), falls (19.9%) and being hit/struck (19.6%). 13.2% injury episodes were work-related among the most severe episode. Factors independently associated with significantly higher risks of injury included currently employed, homemaker or student, born in Hong Kong (as compared with immigrants), doctor-diagnosed chronic conditions, harmful alcohol consumption, insufficient sleep, and disturbed sleep. To summarize, unintentional injuries are highly prevalent and associated with harmful drinking, insufficient sleep, and disturbed sleep, which are potential modifiable risk factors for prevention.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherMolecular Diversity Preservation International. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.mdpi.org/ijerph-
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.subjectunintentional injury-
dc.subjectsafety-
dc.subjectpublic health-
dc.subjectgeneral population-
dc.titleUnintentional Injury Burden in Hong Kong: Results from a Representative Population-Based Survey-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailTang, EHM: erichm@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailYu, EYT: ytyu@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailTse, ETY: emilyht@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailCheung, BMY: mycheung@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailWong, CKH: carlosho@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLam, CLK: clklam@hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.authorityTse, ETY=rp02382-
dc.identifier.authorityCheung, BMY=rp01321-
dc.identifier.authorityWong, CKH=rp01931-
dc.identifier.authorityLam, CLK=rp00350-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph18168826-
dc.identifier.pmid34444574-
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC8392553-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-85113799424-
dc.identifier.hkuros325660-
dc.identifier.volume18-
dc.identifier.issue16-
dc.identifier.spagearticle no. 8826-
dc.identifier.epagearticle no. 8826-
dc.publisher.placeSwitzerland-

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