HOME INJURY IN MALAYSIA : FINDINGS FROM THE 1996 NHMS
Injury (including home injury) is an important contributor to the nations' statistics on mortality and morbidity. However, statistics on injury is still lacking in Malaysia. In 1996, the National Health and Morbidity Survey was conducted nationwide that includes injury as one of the scope studied at the community level. It was found that the prevalence of self-reported home injury in Malaysia was 2.5%. The prevalence was higher among the 0-4 years and more than 80 years groups. There was no difference in the prevalence of injury by urban/rural location, ethnicity, citizenship, religion, marital status, level of education, income group or type of occupation. Females however reported a slightly higher figure than males (2. 7% Â± 95% CJ and 2.3% Â± 95% C.I). Recommendations made include planning and designing of preventive intervention strategies and sreas for future studies.
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