Epidemiology of accidents and injury

The 1-year prevalence of accidents is about 15 to 20 per cent. The peak ages for accidents are the younger age groups. Males below 60 years of age have higher accident rates than females for both fatal and non-fatal accidents, with the ratio being about 2:1. People in lower socio-economic classes tend to sustain more accidents than those in higher classes (and have a higher morbidity and mortality in general). Most accidents occur during workdays. However, accidents involving young people, particularly motor vehicle accidents, and people with significant psychological problems occur more often in the evening and at night, especially during the weekends. About 80 per cent of accidents cause personal injury, and one-third to half of these require medical attention. The majority of violent deaths in society are caused by accidents (95 per cent), primarily transport accidents.(1)

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