[Childhood accidents]

Orv Hetil. 1992 Aug 2;133(31):1937-43.
[Article in Hungarian]


A survey of accidents in a period of one year in County Vas, Hungary was performed. The injury of children in the age-group of 0-14 was found in case 5841 i.e. in 22.5% of the total number of the injured. The incidence was 101/1000 head of puerile population. The rate of accidents appeared to be low in early childhood while it showed a significant increase in the school age. The home accidents accounted for the most of the accidents especially in the early childhood. Over the age of 7 the school and sport/playground accidents exceeded. The roads were involved as a high risk factor for each of the age groups. The high (21.5%) rate of fractures indicates severity of the injuries although the number of the most severe injuries remained low. The accident conditions of County Vas are at an advantage compared with international data meanwhile the high rate of accidents in the school age group calls for prevention and educational work.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Accidents / statistics & numerical data*
  • Child
  • Child Health Services
  • Humans
  • Hungary / epidemiology
  • Wounds and Injuries / epidemiology*
  • Wounds and Injuries / etiology