Evaluation of risk factors for accidental injuries in children and adolescents

  • The primary goal of this investigation was to determine the relative risk of traffic accidents in students. In a two year period, a survey amongst 2,325 students was carried out, and 3,645 injuries sustained by students treated at our hospital were analyzed. Moped-riding in adolescents were associated with a 23.75-fold increased risk for injury as compared to biking. Children who ride bicycles have a 2.2-fold increased risk for an injury sustained by traffic accidents compared to pedestrians. None of 50 injured bicycle riders with helmet had an AIS for head injuries of more than 2. 24 of 233 injured bicycle drivers without helmet had an AIS for head injuries of more than 2. The use of a protective helmet significantly reduced the severity of head injuries. The level of awareness towards danger and a history of previous accidents correlate with the likelihood of future accidents. Due to the severity of traffic accidents, more adequate prevention measures (wearing of bicycle helmets and better education for moped riders) are urgently needed.

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Author:Wolfgang Schneiders, Stefan Rammelt, Achim Biewener, M. Holch, Hans Zwipp, A. Rollow, A. Serra, D. Roesner, S. Richter, B. Schlag
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2012/08/01
Contributing corporation:Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus <Dresden>
Release Date:2012/08/01
Tag:Analyse (math); Jugendlicher; Kind; Konferenz; Motorradfahrer; Radfahrer; Risiko; Schutzhelm; Statistik; Unfallverhütung; Verletzung
Accident prevention; Adolescent; Analysis (math); Child; Conference; Crash helmet; Cyclist; Injury; Motorcyclist; Rsk; Statistics
Weitere beteiligte Körperschaft:Technische Universität Dresden / Fakultät Verkehrswissenschaften Friedrich List
Source:2nd International Conference on ESAR "Expert Symposium on Accident Research", S. 296-301
Institutes:Sonstige / Sonstige
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 36 Soziale Probleme, Sozialdienste / 360 Soziale Probleme und Sozialdienste; Verbände
collections:BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 81 Unfallstatistik
BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 83 Unfall und Mensch
BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 84 Personenschäden
BASt-Beiträge / Tagungen / International Conference on ESAR / 2nd International Conference on ESAR

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