Kohen Archives - BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit

Author: Kohen

Effects of Neighbourhood, Family, and Child Behaviour on Childhood Injury in Canada


This study addresses three groups of questions relating to childhood injury in Canada: (1) Is the relationship between family functioning and childhood injuries mediated or modified by parenting or child behaviour? (2) Which is more strongly related to childhood injuries, family socioeconomic status (SES) or indicators of neighbourhood disadvantage? Do they modify the effect of each other? The interaction of these factors with family functioning, parenting or child behaviour is…

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Patterns of Health Care Use of Injured and Non-injured Children


This study examines associations between maternal reports of childhood injuries during the last 12 months and visits to medical practitioners by age group and gender of the child. In our models we include factors that have been shown to influence both injuries and health service use including gender of the child as well as family socio-demographic indicators such as marital status, household income, house- hold size, and maternal levels of education.

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A Canadian Picture of Maternal Reports of Childhood Injuries


This study examines gender and age differences in maternal reports of childhood injuries in a cross-sectional group of children aged 0-11 years. The cause, nature, body part injured, and location of injury are explored, as are the associations with family socio-economic indicators and associations with limitations in activities. In addition, we report patterns of healthcare use for injured and non-injured children by examining contacts with a variety of medical healthcare…

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