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Incidence trends of injury among the elderly in Spain, 2000–2010

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dc.contributor Universitat de Vic. Facultat de Ciències de la Salut i el Benestar
dc.contributor.author Cirera, Eva
dc.contributor.author Pérez, Katherine
dc.contributor.author Santamaría-Rubio, E.
dc.contributor.author Novoa, Ana M.
dc.contributor.author Olabarria, M.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-18T12:55:11Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-18T12:55:11Z
dc.date.created 2014
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Cirera, E., Pérez, K., Santamariña-Rubio, E., Novoa, A. M., & Olabarria, M. (2014). Incidence trends of injury among the elderly in spain, 2000–2010. Injury Prevention, 20(6), 401-407. ca_ES
dc.identifier.issn 1475-5785
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10854/3780
dc.description.abstract Background The significant growth in the elderly population expected in the coming years demands a thorough and up-to-date understanding of the incidence of injuries in this group for purposes of prevention polices and their evaluation. The aim of this study was to describe the incidence of injuries in hospital inpatients over 64 years of age in Spain, stratified by sex, age group, and the severity and mechanism of injury, and to analyse trends in incidence during the period 2000–2010. Methods Descriptive trends study using data from the National Hospital Discharge Register. The dependent variable was the number of hospital discharges with injury. Stratified incidence rates were calculated per 100 000 inhabitants. Trends, in terms of annual per cent change, were assessed using Poisson regression with discharge year as the independent variable. Results Rates of injury were higher among women than men, increased with age in both sexes, with individuals aged ≥85 years having a fivefold greater risk than those aged 65–69 years. During the period 2000–2010, incidence increased annually by 1.1% in men and 0.9% in women aged 75–79 years, 2.3% and 1.6% in 80–84-year-olds and 3.3% and 2.4% in ≥85-year-olds, respectively. The incidence of all levels of injury severity and all mechanisms of injury increased during the study period, except for traffic injuries, which decreased. Conclusions Incidence of injury in the elderly is rising, particularly in older individuals, indicating that the increase in the number of hospitalisations is not a consequence of population aging only. ca_ES
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dc.format.extent 8 p. ca_ES
dc.language.iso eng ca_ES
dc.publisher BMJ Publishing ca_ES
dc.rights (c) BMJ Publishing
dc.rights Tots els drets reservats ca_ES
dc.subject.other Circulació -- Accidents ca_ES
dc.title Incidence trends of injury among the elderly in Spain, 2000–2010 ca_ES
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article ca_ES
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1136/injuryprev-2014-041199
dc.relation.publisherversion http://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/20/6/401.abstract
dc.rights.accesRights info:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccess ca_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/publishedVersion ca_ES
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dc.indexacio Indexat a CARHUS+
dc.indexacio Indexat a WOS/JCR ca_ES

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