Prevalence of injury and its associated factors in a rural area of eastern Nepal

  • V K Khanal B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences
  • R Upreti B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences
  • U Oli Institute of Medicine
  • A K Sunny B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences
  • A Ghimire B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences
  • N Jha B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences
Keywords: Aurabani, Injury, Nepal, Prevalence

Abstract

Injury is a serious public health threat as it is one of the leading cause of death globally. This study aims to assess the prevalence of injury, pattern of injury and its associated factors among people residing in a rural area of Aurabani VDC of Eastern Nepal. A population based cross sectional study was carried out among 552 people residing in selected wards with door to door visit. The prevalence of minor injury was 3.1% and major was 0.4% per year in the study.Most common mode of injury was fall and most common type was incised wound. Injuries mostly occurred in extremities, in morning time, autumn season and in roads while most of the injuries were accidental in nature. 

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Author Biographies

V K Khanal, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences
Public Health and Community Medicine
R Upreti, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences
Public Health and Community Medicine
U Oli, Institute of Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology
A K Sunny, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences
Public Health and Community Medicine
A Ghimire, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences
Public Health and Community Medicine
N Jha, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences
Public Health and Community Medicine
Published
2017-02-20
How to Cite
Khanal, V., Upreti, R., Oli, U., Sunny, A., Ghimire, A., & Jha, N. (2017). Prevalence of injury and its associated factors in a rural area of eastern Nepal. Journal of Chitwan Medical College, 6(4), 7-13. https://doi.org/10.3126/jcmc.v6i4.16708
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Original Research Articles