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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

versión impresa ISSN 0864-2125versión On-line ISSN 1561-3038

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ARLAES YERO, Lidia; HERNANDEZ SORI, Gilberto; ROJAS CRUZ, Iliana  y  HERNANDEZ SORI, Freddy. Factores de riesgo asociados a los accidentes en el hogar. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 1998, vol.14, n.6, pp.581-585. ISSN 0864-2125.

An analytical retrospective study (case-control) about home accidents occurred among the population of 2 family physician’s offices in the central area of the municipality of Sancti Spiritus, during 1996, was conducted. The occurrence of such events in the general population was taken into account. Incidence was represented by 77 cases and the rest of the population was chosen as a control group. As a result, it was observed that home accidents were more frequent in aged women, with a greater temporary distribution in the fourth trimester of the year. Home accidents took place more frequently in those individuals taking psychotropic drugs a extreme advanced ages. Most of the accidents occurred in the afternoon, and the kitchen and the backyard were the commonest places. Contusions and wounds were the predominant injuries. It was concluded that the presence of predisposing factors is a high risk for the occurrence of home accidents

Palabras clave : ACCIDENTS, HOME; RISK FACTORS.

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