Behavioural characteristics and accidents: findings from the health survey for England, 1997

Lalloo, R., Sheiham, A. and Nazroo, J. Y. (2003) Behavioural characteristics and accidents: findings from the health survey for England, 1997. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 35 5: 661-667. doi:10.1016/S0001-4575(02)00044-1


Author Lalloo, R.
Sheiham, A.
Nazroo, J. Y.
Title Behavioural characteristics and accidents: findings from the health survey for England, 1997
Journal name Accident Analysis and Prevention   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0001-4575
1879-2057
Publication date 2003-09-01
Year available 2002
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/S0001-4575(02)00044-1
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 35
Issue 5
Start page 661
End page 667
Total pages 7
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Abstract This study analysed the relationship between major and minor accidents, and major accidents involving a moving vehicle, and behavioural and emotional factors in children, aged 4-15 years, using the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ), and adjusting for demographic, socio-economic and family type factors. Data from a large representative national sample of about 6000 children were analysed using simple and multiple logistic regression. The analysis shows that the prevalence of SDQ scales, such as hyperactivity and conduct disorder were significantly higher in boys, lower social classes and step- and single-parent families. After adjusting for the demographic, socio-economic and family type factors, children who scored borderline or high for hyperactivity were almost two times more likely to report having major accidents. Children who scored high for hyperactivity and emotional symptoms were one and a half times more likely to report having minor accidents. For major accidents involving moving vehicles, the relationships with the behavioural and emotional factors were generally stronger than for major accidents in general. Hyperactivity, in particular, was significantly associated with the occurrence of major and minor accidents, and major accidents involving moving vehicles. The behavioural risk factors were significantly more common in the lower social classes, families receiving benefits and step- and single-parent families.
Keyword Accidents
Behavioural factors
Family type
Moving vehicle
Socio-economic status
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Dentistry Publications
 
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