Hospitalised eye injuries in New South Wales, Australia

Long, Jennifer and Mitchell, Rebecca (2009) Hospitalised eye injuries in New South Wales, Australia. The Open Epidemiology Journal, 2 1-7. doi:10.2174/1874297100902010001

Author Long, Jennifer
Mitchell, Rebecca
Title Hospitalised eye injuries in New South Wales, Australia
Journal name The Open Epidemiology Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1874-2971
Publication date 2009
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2174/1874297100902010001
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 2
Start page 1
End page 7
Total pages 7
Editor Editorial Advisory Board: see Additional Notes below
Place of publication Bussum, The Netherlands
Publisher Bentham Open
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject 920505 Occupational Health
111705 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
Formatted abstract
Purpose: This is the first population-based descriptive study of hospitalised eye injuries in New South Wales (NSW), Australia that also estimates the cost of these injures to the health system. The purpose is to describe the incidence and cause of hospitalised eye injuries in NSW from 1 July 2000 to 30 June 2005.
Method: Hospitalised eye injuries in NSW were obtained from information recorded in the NSW Admitted Patients Data Collection and were identified using relevant International Classification of Disease, version 10 Australian modification (ICD-10-AM) codes pertaining to eye injury.
: The annual rate of hospitalised eye injuries for NSW residents was 25.5 per 100,000 population. Males had higher rates of hospitalisation than females and males 20-24 years and females aged 85 years or over had the highest rates of hospitalisation for each gender. Injuries of the eye and orbit were the most common type of injury (40.8%) and interpersonal violence was the most common type of injury mechanism (27.4%). The home was the most common specified location of the incident and eye injuries were identified as work-related in 9.8% of cases. Conclusions: Eye injuries are an important cause of hospitalised injury in NSW. Preventive approaches to ocular trauma should be promoted to populations identified at risk.
Keyword eye injury
NSW Australia
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Additional Notes Editorial Advisory Board: A. Alonso (USA) L.B. Andersen (Norway) Y. Bar-Dayan (Israel) L. Barker (USA) R.E. Begue (USA) C. Betterle (Italy) H.C. Boshuizen (The Netherlands) R.M. Bostick (USA) L. Calvocoressi (USA) H. Campbell (Scotland) M. Cattone (Italy) B. Chaix (France) C.-J. Chen (China) C.W. Chen (USA) K.T. Chen (China) Y.S. Cheng (USA) Y.B. Cheung (UK) T.T. Chiu (Hong Kong) V. Chotmongkol (Thailand) Y.H. Chou (China) R. Christley (UK) R. Christopher (India) R.A. Clark (USA) R. Colebunders (Belgium) J.J. Collins (USA) G. Compagnone (Italy) M.B. Conde (Brazil) M. Cortez (USA) D. Costagliola (France) S.S. Coughlin (USA) D.G. Cox (USA) R. Cozzi (Italy) B.N. Craig (USA) V. Culic (Croatia) F. Dabis (USA) P.C. Dagnelie (The Netherlands) M. Damian (Romania) O. Dammann (USA) L. Dandona (Australia) V.R.M. Daniel (Germany) S. Davis (USA) J. Dawson (UK) V.L. De Castro (Brazil) A.J.M. de Craen (The Netherlands) F.G. de Vocht (UK) K.B.G. Dear (Australia) L. Degenhardt (Australia) H.O. Dickinson (UK) K. Dolan (Australia) J. Douwes (New Zealand) M.L. Drachler (UK) T.R. Driscoll (Australia) J.A. Driskell (USA) G.B. D’Silva (Brazil) R.M. D’Souza (Australia) J.A. Dubin (Canada) K.M. Dunn (UK) P. Eamsobhana (Thailand) K.L. Ebi (USA) D. Egilman (USA) J. Ehiri (USA) M.F. Elias (USA) E. Ernst (UK) T.C. Erren (Germany) N. Eshima (Japan) N.D. Esiobu (USA) S. Ethelberg (Denmark) A. Evans (Ireland) E.L. Fabiano (Canada) R. Fakhfakh (Tunis) M.E. Falagas (Greece) G.C. Fang (Taiwan) U. Fedeli (Italy) E. Feldmann (USA) E. Ferroglio (Italy) I.P. Figa-Talamanca (Italy) S. Fijan (Slovenia) R. Finkelstein (Israel) J.E. Fischer (Germany) A.J. Flisher (S. Africa) E.S. Ford (USA) K. Frenkel (USA) C.D. Friedman (USA) K. Fylkesnes (Norway) S.N. Gabhainn (Ireland) M.R. Galanti (Sweden) S. Galea (USA) J.F. Gamble (USA) M. Garcia (Spain) C. García-Peña (Mexico) L. Gennari (Italy) L.L. Gluud (Denmark) A. Gonzalez-Perez (Spain) P. Guénel (France) H.I. Hall (USA) T. Harder (Germany) Y. Hata (Japan) S.C. Ho (Hong Kong) A. Hodge (Australia) J.E. Hokanson (USA) K.E. Innes (USA) A.-L. Keltikangas-Jarvinen (Finland) M. Knuiman (Australia) C.H. Ku (Taiwan) H.C.J. Lai (USA) J.H. Lange (USA) G. Law (UK) De Li (USA) J. Lissowska (Poland) M.B. Loeb (Canada) S.J. London (USA) A.P. Mansur (Brazil) L.D. Maso (Italy) G. Mastrangelo (Italy) L.E. Mitchell (USA) L. Mucci (USA) L. Myer (South Africa) R. Nesher (Israel) T.P. Ng (Singapore) M. Peacock (USA) W. Pitiphat (Thailand) S.F. Quan (USA) M. Quigley (USA) S.D. Sanjosé (Spain) E.S. Schernhammer (USA) L.J. Schouten (Canada) K.D. Schrijver (Belgium) J. Schüz (Denmark) A. Shankar (USA) D.S. Sharp (USA) G.M. Shaw (USA) X.O. Shu (USA) J. Siemiatycki (Canada) S. Stranges (UK) P.D. Terry (USA) V. Thallas-Bonke (Australia) M. Toschke (UK) A.S. Tworoger (USA) P.F.C. Vasconcelos (Brazil) T.C. Vazquez (USA) A.R. Vieira (USA) B. Williams (Switzerland) P.S.F. Yip (China) E. Zintzaras

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