The epidemiology and causes of injuries resulting in hospitalisation in New York City: 1990-1992

Polly E. Bijur, Susan Wilt, Matthew Kurzon, Roger Hayes, Andrew Goodman

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The purpose of this study is to present data on the distribution and etiology of nonfatal injuries resulting in hospital discharges in .War York City (NYC). Records oj all NYC residents discharged far injuries from acute stay hospitals 1990-1992 were tabulated. Injuries from surgical and medical procedures, adverse effects of drugs in therapeutic use, and late effects of injury vere excluded. The results indicate that there was a marked geographic variation in rates: higher rates of assaults, self-inflicted injuries, burns, unintentional injuries from firearms, and injuries to bicyclists in disadvantaged neighborhoods. The data show that injuries in NYC have distinctive features that should form the basis for targeted prevention activities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-50
Number of pages20
JournalBulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine: Journal of Urban Health
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1997


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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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