Population-based characteristics of fatal and hospital admissions for poisoning in Fiji: TRIP Project-11

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dc.contributor.author Peiris-John, Roshini en
dc.contributor.author Kafoa, B en
dc.contributor.author Wainiqolo, I en
dc.contributor.author Reddy, Ravi en
dc.contributor.author McCaig, E en
dc.contributor.author Ameratunga, Shanthi en
dc.coverage.spatial England en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-10T03:39:42Z en
dc.date.issued 2013-10 en
dc.identifier.citation Injury Prevention 19(5):355-357 Oct 2013 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/21376 en
dc.description.abstract This study investigated the incidence and characteristics of poisoning fatalities and hospital admissions among indigenous Fijians and Indians in Viti Levu, Fiji. Individuals with a mechanism of injury classified as poisoning were identified using the Fiji injury surveillance in hospitals system, a population-based registry established for 12 months in Viti Levu, and analysed using population-based denominators. The mean annual rates of fatalities and hospitalisations were 2.3 and 26.0 per 100 000, respectively. Over two-thirds of poisonings occurred among people of Indian ethnicity. Most intentional poisoning admissions occurred among women (58.3%) and in 15-29-year-old individuals (73.8%). Unintentional poisoning admission rates were highest among Indian boys aged 0-14 years. While over 75% of events occurred at home, the substances involved were not systematically identified. The findings indicate the need for a strategy that addresses the differing contexts across age group, gender and ethnicity, and a lead agency responsible for implementing and monitoring its effectiveness. en
dc.language eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Injury Prevention en
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dc.title Population-based characteristics of fatal and hospital admissions for poisoning in Fiji: TRIP Project-11 en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1136/injuryprev-2012-040651 en
pubs.issue 5 en
pubs.begin-page 355 en
pubs.volume 19 en
dc.identifier.pmid 23353079 en
pubs.author-url http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23353079 en
pubs.end-page 357 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 372636 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id Population Health en
pubs.org-id Epidemiology & Biostatistics en
dc.identifier.eissn 1475-5785 en
dc.identifier.pii injuryprev-2012-040651 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2014-01-10 en
pubs.dimensions-id 23353079 en

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