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Incidence of Fall Accident among the Busan Population

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2011, 7(5), pp.129-146
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general

Bae Jeong Yee ORD ID 1 조성일 2 Duk-Hyun An 3

1인제대학교
2인제대학교 대학원
3연세대학교 대학원

Candidate

ABSTRACT

Fall accidents are an important cause of death and disability. They also have enormous financial implications. This study aims to report the incidence of falls in Busan. Methods: A descriptive study has been conducted. Overall, 53,744 men and women from general population were recruited in Busan. Data collected was analyzed descriptive statistics SPSS/WIN 17.0. Results: Injury statistics show that in Busan, suicide ranks highest followed by traffic accidents, fall, drowning, homicide and others. Compared to other cities, Busan now ranks first in highest fall accident rates. This is why Busan and its people exclaimed the profound need for safety measures. The most prominent injury morbidity indicator is falls. Falls occur most commonly in the elderly group and infants. This high number shows that it is a major health problem that must be addressed by accident and falls prevention programs. Conclusion: To reduce the alarming rate of falls and related excessive mortality and morbidity, efforts must be made to detect persons at risk of falling and to prevent or reduce the frequency of falls. This study gave a very useful and important data to prepare accident prevention program and to prepare accident prevention strategies.

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