Cent Eur J Public Health. 2017;25(Supplement):S60-3.
DOI: 10.21101/cejph.a5097. PubMed PMID: 28752751
Trends in Medically Attended Injuries in Czech Adolescents
Kwok Ng1, Dagmar Sigmundová2, Erik Sigmund2, Jan Pavelka2, Zdeněk Hamřík2, Michal Molcho3, Michal Kalman2
1Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland
2Faculty of Physical Culture, Palacký University Olomouc, Olomouc, Czech Republic
3School of Health Sciences, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland
Objectives: Due to the importance of surveillance of injuries and accidents in the Czech Republic, the purpose of this study was to report the temporal trends of injuries of Czech adolescents between 2002 and 2014. Methods: Adolescents (N=20,038) from the Czech Republic, that took part in the 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014 HBSC study, reported the frequency of medically attended injuries in the past 12 months. Repeated binary logistic regressions with different years as reference categories were performed. Results: Less than half (44.7%) of all Czech adolescents reported they had experienced at least one medically attended injuries in the past 12 months, with boys experiencing more injuries than girls (p<0.001), and the injuries were more common in older adolescents. Fewer boys reported injury in 2014 when compared to 2002 (OR, CI: 0.81, 0.72–0.90), there was also a significant decrease in injuries among girls between 2014 and 2006 (OR, CI: 0.77, 0.69–0.86). Conclusions: The trend was not linear amongst boys. Along with improved safety promotion education, the rate of injuries decreased among adolescents between the years 2002 and 2014.
Keywords: safety promotion, injury prevention, HBSC, trend
Address for correspondence: Kwok Ng, Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, PO Box 35 (L), 40014 University of Jyväskylä, Finland. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org