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Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery EPIDEMIOLOGIC AND CLlNICAL FEATURES OF CHILDHOOD FALLS [Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg]
Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2002; 8(4): 220-223

EPIDEMIOLOGIC AND CLlNICAL FEATURES OF CHILDHOOD FALLS

Mehtap Bulut1, Ayhan Korkmaz1, Şule Akköse1, Veysel Balcı1, Halil Özgüç2, Rıfat Tokyay2
1Uludağ Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi İlk Ve Acil Yardım Anabilim Dalı, Bursa, Turkey
2Uludağ Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Genel Cerrahi Anabilim Dalı, Bursa, Turkey

Background: Trauma is a leading cause ofmorbidity and mortality for childhood and young adults. Fa/ls are the most common mechanism. for injury children. Aim of this study is to determine the epidemiology and clinical features of falls among children.
Methods: We retrospectively analysed children under 14 years of age sustainedfromfa/ls admitted to the our emergency service between January 1997- June 2001.
Results: A total of 1039 children were admitted during the study period. Fa/ls comprised 38% these admissions, and 47% of falls were from balconies.252 patients were male and 141 patients were female. Mean age was 5.23. 62.3 % of children were under the 5 years old. Major injuries included head trauma (57%) extremity trauma ( 16%), and abdominal trauma (11%). Mean ISS score was 9.16 and 32% of children had an, 1SS score was 9,16. Overall mortality rate was 2.23 %.
Conclusion: Althoughfa/ls are the significant cause of childhood injury, these injuries are rarely fatal. Most, common type ofinjury is head trauma. ISS, age, and height are significantly associated with mortality.

Keywords: Children, trauma,fa/l, epidemiology, mortality.

ÇOCUKLUK ÇAĞINDAKİ DÜŞMELERİN EPİDEMİYOLOJİK VE KLİNİK ÖZELLİKLERİ

Mehtap Bulut1, Ayhan Korkmaz1, Şule Akköse1, Veysel Balcı1, Halil Özgüç2, Rıfat Tokyay2
1Uludağ Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi İlk Ve Acil Yardım Anabilim Dalı, Bursa, Turkey
2Uludağ Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Genel Cerrahi Anabilim Dalı, Bursa, Turkey


Mehtap Bulut, Ayhan Korkmaz, Şule Akköse, Veysel Balcı, Halil Özgüç, Rıfat Tokyay. EPIDEMIOLOGIC AND CLlNICAL FEATURES OF CHILDHOOD FALLS. Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2002; 8(4): 220-223

Corresponding Author: Mehtap Bulut, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: Turkish