Date of Award

12-1-2001

Degree Type

Restricted Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Public Health

Field of Study

Epidemiology

Department

School of Public Health

First Advisor

Antonio A. Rene

Abstract

Sinha, Sony, Descriptive Study of Non-Fatal Occupational Injuries Treated in the Emergency Department. Master of Public Health (Epidemiology), December, 2001, 18 pp., 10 tables, 6 titles. This study describes work-related injury visits to the emergency department. The data used for this study was the 1999 National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey emergency department subsection. The patterns of work-related injury visits by month, day of the week, gender, race/ethnicity, age, primary diagnosis and primary cause of injury are examined. The most common diagnoses for work-related injuries were sprains and strains, open wounds, and superficial injuries (71% of total visits). The Most common causes of work-related injuries were sharp objects, overexertion, being struck, and falls (69% of total visits).

Comments

Sinha, Sony, Descriptive Study of Non-Fatal Occupational Injuries Treated in the Emergency Department. Master of Public Health (Epidemiology), December, 2001, 18 pp., 10 tables, 6 titles. W 4.5 S617D 2001

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