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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 235-237

Prevalence of domestic accidents in the rural field practice area of a medical college in Bangalore, Karnataka


1 Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Tutor cum Post graduate, Department of Community Medicine, Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
3 Professor of Statistics, Department of Community Medicine, Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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N R Ramesh Masthi
Associate Professor, 101, N D Pinnacle Apartments, 13th Main, 12th Cross, BTM- II Stage, Bangalore - 560 076, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0019-557X.104262

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Domestic accidents are worldwide health problems. A cross-sectional study was conducted in the rural field practice area of Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore. A total of 5419 individuals were selected from 30 clusters (villages) using cluster sampling technique. Of the 5419 study population, 50.9% (2748) were males and the rest were females. The prevalence of domestic accidents in the rural community was found to be 9.6% (522 individuals who had sustained domestic accidents), was found to be more in females compared with males, which was statistically significant with P-value =0.0077 (Z value =9.09). Falls 43% (225) was the most common type of domestic accidents. The most common place of occurrence of domestic accidents was 46% (243) kitchen, most frequent site of injures in domestic accidents was upper limbs.


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