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GARCIA GARIGLIO, Loreley et al. Conceptos, actitudes y prácticas en salud sobre prevención de lesiones en niños menores de 10 años. Arch. Pediatr. Urug. [online]. 2008, vol.79, n.4, pp.284-2980. ISSN 1688-1249.

Summary Introduction: unintentional injuries are the first cause of death in children and adolescents and one of the most important causes of morbility. Objectives: to have information about injury prevention; the person in charge of less than 10 year old children. It took place in two public health centers: Centro Antonio Giordano and Saint-Bois Hospital. To have data about the main source of information. To determine the prevention skills used. Methods: a descriptive and prospective study was done. Parents and people in charge of the children attended at these health centers were included. The data was processed using EPI-INFO. Results: 536 parents were interviewed, 56,5%, finished primary education. 90% of the mothers were housewives, 90% answered that injuries were accidental, but 82% thought they could have been avoided. 74% of the parents received information through massive media, 17% through health personnel. 65,8% reported that one of them suffered unintentional injuries. 97% of the accidents happened at home and only 3% at public places. The mechanisms they happened: 75% by falling down, and the rest were: burning, poisoning, electrocution and drowning. Discussion: prevention is the only way decrease the morbi-mortality and the health cost of this disease by stimulating safe life styles inside and outside the house. Massive media is the most important way to pass information. It should be a national health priority


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