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East Mediterr Health J. 2006 Nov;12(6):824-33.

Home accidents in rural and urban areas of Shiraz, 2000-02.

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Department of Occupational Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran.


Data on home accidents for a 3-year period (2000-2002) were collected from health houses, health centres and hospitals involved in a home accident prevention programme in Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran. A total of 15 402 accidents were registered, with a mortality rate of 1.3%. Accidents were more common in women than in men (52.1% versus 47.9%) and urban than rural areas (66.3% versus 33.7%). Burns (66.5%), followed by injuries due to sharp objects (11.3%) were the most common causes. Accidents were more prevalent in children aged under 5 years, followed by 5-9 and 15-19 years of age.

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