JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/56647
FullText URL 73_2_117.pdf
Author Yamasaki, Yukie| Tamiya, Nanako| Yamamoto, Hideki| Miyaishi, Satoru|
Abstract According to the World Health Organization’s World Report, approx. 950,000 children and young people < 18 years old die from an injury each year, and unintentional injury deaths account for a large portion of these cases. Here we used medico-legal documents to epidemiologically analyze the cases of unintentional injury deaths among children < 5 years old in Okayama Prefecture, Japan from 2001 to 2015. Age, sex, manner/cause of death, and various circumstances of the incident were investigated. There were 73 unintentional injury deaths during the study period. Drowning (n=29), suffocation (n=24), and transport accidents (n=13) were the major categories of unintentional injury deaths. Twenty-two cases (30.1%) were autopsied. Differences in the characteristics of the unintentional injury deaths by age were observed. Information which cannot be obtained from Vital Statistics was available from medico-legal documents, and detailed characteristics of unintentional injury deaths among children < 5 years old were elucidated. Investigating medico-legal information is one of the meaningful measures for the prevention of unintentional injury deaths among children in Japan.
Keywords child death unintentional injury prevention medico-legal document
Amo Type Original Article
Published Date 2019-04
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume73
Issue issue2
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 117
End Page 125
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
Copyright Holders CopyrightⒸ 2019 by Okayama University Medical School
File Version publisher
Refereed True
PubMed ID 31015746