Soubhi Archives - BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit

Author: Soubhi

The Social Context of Chilhood Injury in Canada: Integration of the NLSCY Findings


Objective: to integrate findings from cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses of the relationships between childhood injury, child behavior, parenting, family functioning and neighborhood characteristics. Method Logistic modeling of cross-sectional (n=12,666) and longitudinal (n=9796) data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth. Results Consistent correlates of childhood injury across designs included child’s age, gender, difficult temperament, aggressive behavior, positive parenting, neighbors’ cohesion, neighborhood problems, and socio-economic disadvantage. Conclusion Contextual influences…

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Unintentional Fall-Related Injuries and Deaths Among Seniors in British Columbia: Trends, Patterns and Future Projections, 1987-2012


Fall-related injuries and deaths in older adults are a major public health problem in most contemporary western societies with aging populations (Carter, Kannus & Khan, 2001; Tinetti & Speechley, 1989). Approximately 30% of individuals over 65 years of age fall at least once a year (Campbell, Borrie, & Spears, 1989), and about half of these do so recurrently (Tinetti & Speechley, 1989). Given these statistics, and the changing age structure…

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Injury Surveillance Pilot Project: Evaluation Report


Injuries are costly to society and to the health care system. In 1993, the total economic burden to Canadians due to intentional and unintentional injury was 11.1 percent of the total costs of illness, or $14.3 billion (Health Canada, 1997). Only cardiovascular and musculoskeletal disease exceeded injury in total cost.

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Making Sense of Injury Data


Understanding and interpreting data is the process by which we make sense of data and such a process involves various ways of looking at the data. In this workshop, we examine one of the most prevalent ways of looking at injury data, using examples from injury mortality and hospitalization data in British Columbia.

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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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Unintentional Injuries in British Columbia: Trends and Patterns Among Adults and Seniors, 1987-1998


View executive summary (PDF) » The injury literature shows that patterns of injury can be identified on the basis of age, gender, cause, social characteristics and geographic location (Rivara & Mueller, 1987). These patterns represent opportunities for prevention. For example, injuries have been found to be more common in lower income households, and people living in rural areas are at greater risk than their metropolitan counterparts. These patterns point to…

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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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Patterns of Motor Vehicle Traffic Injuries in British Columbia, 1995-1998


In 1995, Motor-vehicle traffic injuries (MVTI) represented 31 percent of all causes of death among Canadian males aged 15-19 years old, and 42 percent among Canadian females in the same age group (Health Canada, 2000). MVTI are the leading cause of death by injury in British Columbia among 0-24 years olds for both males and females (Soubhi, Raina et al., 1999). From 1987 to 1996, mortality rates involving MVTI for…

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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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