Socio-economic status and childhood injuries

Aust Paediatr J. 1983 Dec;19(4):237-40. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.1983.tb02110.x.


The hypothesis that there was an inverse linear relationship between childhood injuries and socio-economic status was tested. Four measures of socio-economic status were related to childhood injury records covering the first seven years of life. The results failed to show any significant relationship between history of injury and four measures of socio-economic status.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Educational Status
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • New Zealand
  • Parents
  • Socioeconomic Factors*
  • Wounds and Injuries / etiology*