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Title: Factors in child burn and scald accidents.
Author: Learmouth, A. M.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3606 6472
Awarding Body: University of Bradford
Current Institution: University of Bradford
Date of Award: 1978
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Patterns of distribution and cause of child burrs and scalds in Bradford, and a comparative study of several towns in the Indian subcontinent, based on hospital records and interviews. The aim was to look for patterns associated with socioeconomic status, stress, and changing technology. A twopronged approach was used, with statistical analysis of hospital records, and a collection of interviews. In Bradford over 1500 cases from the casualty register were analysed spatially, an age corrected rate calculated on a ward basis, and correlated with a range of socio-economic indices. A linear step-wise regression and factor analysis were carried out using prepared computer programs in order to study factor interaction. Analysis of the most frequent time, day month and age at which accidents occur was carried out, and a regression between monthly temperature and accidents calculated. From the 77 interviews the most common agents of injury can be identified, and some background factors commonly involved. The hazard observation picture in the questionnaire produced some results of relevance to prevention. The comparative study in South Asia was based on analysis of 3 sources of data: 4 burns units; hospital records and interviews (parallel to the work in Bradford) in Rajkot; and interviews with school-children in Mirpur, a source area for immigrants to Bradford. Spatial analysis along the lines of that in Bradford was not possible, but there is some spatial description. Temporal patterns, family background and agents of injury are analysed. The thesis includes a comprehensive literature survey, with brief abstracts of all material included.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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