Injury and social determinants among in-school adolescents in six African countries

SOURCE: Injury Prevention
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2008
TITLE AUTHOR(S): K.Peltzer
KEYWORDS: ADOLESCENTS, AFRICA, INJURY SURVEILLANCE, RISK BEHAVIOUR, SCHOOLS, SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Capabilities (HSC)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 5662

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Abstract

There is a lack of data on injury and its social correlates among in-school adolescents in Africa. The objectives of this study was to estimate the prevalence of injury among adolescents in six African countries, and to examine the consistency of associations cross-nationally between socio-demographics, social risk factors, and the occurrence of adolescent injury in Africa.