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dc.contributor.authorHsia, Renee Y.
dc.contributor.authorOzgediz, Doruk
dc.contributor.authorMutto, Milton
dc.contributor.authorJayaraman, Sudha
dc.contributor.authorKyamanywa, Patrick
dc.contributor.authorKobusingye, Olive C.
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-05T10:01:14Z
dc.date.available2022-02-05T10:01:14Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationHsia, R. Y., Ozgediz, D., Mutto, M., Jayaraman, S., Kyamanywa, P., & Kobusingye, O. C. (2010). Epidemiology of injuries presenting to the national hospital in Kampala, Uganda: implications for research and policy. International journal of emergency medicine, 3(3), 165-172. DOI 10.1007/s12245-010-0200-1en_US
dc.identifier.other10.1007/s12245-010-0200-1
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/xmlui/handle/123456789/1934
dc.description.abstractDespite the growing burden of injuries in LMICs, there are still limited primary epidemiologic data to guide health policy and health system development. Understanding the epidemiology of injury in developing countries can help identify risk factors for injury and target interventions for prevention and treatment to decrease disability and mortality. Aim To estimate the epidemiology of the injury seen in patients presenting to the government hospital inKampala, the capital city of Uganda. Methods A secondary analysis of a prospectively collected database collected by the Injury Control Centre-Uganda at the Mulago National Referral Hospital, Kampala, Uganda, 2004-2005. Results From 1 August 2004 to 12 August 2005, a total of 3,750 injury-related visits were recorded; a final sample of 3,481 records were analyzed. The majority of patients (62%) were treated in the casualty department and then discharged; 38% were admitted. Road traffic injuries (RTIs) were the most common causes of injury for all age groups in this sample, except for those under 5 years old, and accounted for 49% of total injuries. RTIs were also the most common cause of mortality in trauma patients. Within traffic injuries, more passengers (44%) and pedestrians (30%) were injured than drivers (27%). Other causes of trauma included blunt/penetrating injuries (25% of injuries) and falls (10%). Less than 5% of all patients arriving to the emergency department for injuries arrived by ambulance. Conclusions Road traffic injuries are by far the largest cause of both morbidity and mortality in Kampala. They are the most common cause of injury for all ages, except those younger than 5, and school-aged children comprise a large proportion of victims from these incidents. The integration of injury control programs with ongoing health initiatives is an urgent priority for health and development.en_US
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dc.publisherInternational journal of emergency medicineen_US
dc.subjectRoad trafficen_US
dc.subjectInjuriesen_US
dc.subjectDeveloping countryen_US
dc.subjectTraumaen_US
dc.subjectUgandaen_US
dc.titleEpidemiology of injuries presenting to the national hospital in Kampala, Uganda: implications for research and policyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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