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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 49-52

Physical injury: A profile among the municipal primary school children of Siliguri, Darjeeling District


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, North Bengal Medical College, West Bengal, India
2 Demonstrator, Department of Community Medicine, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata, India
3 Demonstrator, Department of Community Medicine, Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkata, India
4 Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, North Bengal Medical College, West Bengal, India
5 Demonstrator, Department of Biochemistry, Burdwan Medical College, West Bengal, India
6 Professor & Head, Department of Community Medicine, North Bengal Medical College, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Kuntala Ray
Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, North Bengal Medical College, Darjeeling, West Bengal - 734 012
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0019-557X.96972

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A cross sectional study was conducted from February - May 2009 with the objectives to find out profile of injuries among municipal primary school children in Siliguri, West Bengal and to identify the related factor associated with injury. 20% of total primary schools under municipal corporation of the town were selected and a pre-designed, pre-tested schedule was used to assess the profile of injury and associated factors. The Chi square test was usedto determine statistical significance at the 0.05 significance level. Out of 956 participants, a significantly higher injury was observed among males (68%). Open wound injuries were commonest (59.6%) occurring mainly at the extremities. Falls were mainly responsible for overall injuries. Injury at home (41.8%) was also found to be more. Mother education, number of siblings and presence of caregiver were significant related factors to injury.


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