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Session: Epidemiology of Injury
5108.0: Wednesday, November 08, 2006: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Epidemiology of Injury
This session will focus on the epidemiology of injury. Specific presentations will cover topics such as : human rights abuses in Haiti, youth sport injuries in the US, motor vehicle crash deaths in teens/young adults, seat belt use by Hispanic ethnic subtype, fall injury in adults age 65 and older, and suicide in Canada.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) in this session will be able to: 1. Describe the frequency and severity of human rights abuses in Port-au-Prince, Haiti 2. Describe injury patterns among pediatric participants of ice hockey, lacrosse, and field hockey 3. Recognize regional and racial/ethnic disparities in motor vehicle deaths for young drivers in North Carolina 4. Explain how motor vehicle crash mortality rates differ by Hispanic ethnicity 5. Describe the demographic and health characteristics of older adults who experienced a fall injury during the past 3 months 6. Describe patterns of suicide mortality in Newfoundland and Labrador
Moderator(s):Anbesaw Selassie, DrPH
12:30 PMFrequency of Human Rights Abuses in Port-au-Prince, Haiti  [ Recorded presentation ]
Athena Kolbe, MSW, Royce Hutson, PhD
12:45 PMComparison of pediatric ice hockey, lacrosse, and field hockey injuries presenting to United States emergency departments, 1990-2003  [ Recorded presentation ]
Ellen E. Yard, R. Dawn Comstock, PhD
1:00 PMChoice of denominator to measure disparities in motor vehicle crash deaths of teens and young adults  [ Recorded presentation ]
Christopher J. Mansfield, PhD, Satomi Imai, PhD
1:15 PMSeatbelt use disparities by Hispanic ethnic subtype: Epidemiologic implications on two fronts
Nathaniel C. Briggs, MD, MSc, Irwin A. Goldzweig, MS, David Schlundt, PhD, Robert S. Levine, MD, Nathan Stinson, Jr, MD, PhD
1:30 PMFall injuries among older adults: Results from the 2001-2003 National Health Interview Surveys
Jeannine Schiller, MPH, Ellen Kramarow, PhD, Achintya Dey, MA, Margaret Warner, PhD
1:45 PMSuicide mortality in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, 1997-2001  [ Recorded presentation ]
Reza Alaghehbandan, MD, Nicole M. Edwards, BSc, Khokan C. Sikdar, MAS, Don MacDonald, MSc, Simon Avis, MD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Epidemiology
Endorsed by:Injury Control and Emergency Health Services; Maternal and Child Health
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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