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Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1992;35(5):621-629.
Published online May 15, 1992.
Statistical Study of Accidental Pediatric Patients in Emergency Room
Hyo Jeong Kim, Kwang Ik Song, Jin Bok Hwang, Chang Ho Han, Hye Li Chung, Young Dae Kwon
Department of Pediatrics, Taegu Catholic Hospital, Taegu, Korea
응급실 방문 사고환아의 통계적 고찰
김효정, 송광익, 황진복, 한창호, 정혜리, 권영대
대구 가톨릭병원 소아과
This study was designed to evaluate the prevalence and significant features of 3,234 pediatric accidental patients who visited emergency room during 6 years period from January 1982 to December 1987. 1) The accidental pediatric patients were 26.7% of total pediatric patients who visited emergency room The frequency of Childhood accidents was increased in later 2 years period(34.7%) compared with the early and middle 2 years period( 19.2% and 25.7%). 2) The most common type of accidents was laceration(27.7%), followed by traffic accidents(18.9%), fall down accident (18%), burn (11.5%), blunt trauma (10.5%). 3) Male to female ratio was 2:1. 4) The highest incidence rate of accidents was observed in children between 1 to 4 years age group(43%). 5) Accidents were seasonally more frequent in summer. 6) The time of accidental occurence appeared to be predominantly high during a day from 4:00 PM to 8:00PM. 7) The most frequent involved part of body was head and face (58.9%).
Key Words: Childhood, Accident


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