The Injury Fact Book by Susan P. Baker

The Injury Fact Book

bySusan P. Baker, Brian ONeill, Marvin J. Ginsburg

Hardcover | October 1, 1995

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This is a comprehensive but concise reference that documents the nature and importance of the injury problem in the United States. For each of more than sixty causes of injury, data are presented by age, race, sex, geographic area, urban/rural residence, and per capita income. The secondedition includes new chapters on injuries related to sports, work, aviation, and large trucks. Also new are many analyses subdivided by four racial groups as well as age and sex, made possible by the use of mortality data from a seven year period. The updated analyses of time trends throughout thebook document major reductions in death rates over the past decade. As a statistical compilation, the book offers users a quick reference to valuable detail, much of which would otherwise be inaccessible. It also discusses reasons for many of the extreme differences among groups of people in injurydeath rates and describes promising avenues to prevention. This accessible, readable reference will be valuable to public health personnel, physicians, epidemiologists, safety planners and policy makers.

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Susan P. Baker is at Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.
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Title:The Injury Fact BookFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9.49 × 6.38 × 1.06 inPublished:October 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195061942

ISBN - 13:9780195061949

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Injuries in Relation to Other Health Problems3. Overview of Injury Mortality4. Unintentional Injury5. Suicide6. Homicide7. Sports and Recreation8. Aviation and Rail Transportation9. Occupational Injury10. Falls11. Firearms12. Fires, Burns, and Lightning13. Drowning14. Asphyxiation by Choking and Suffocation15. Poisoning16. Introduction to Motor Vehicle Crashes17. Motor Vehicle Occupants18. Large Trucks19. Pedestrians20. Motorcyclists21. Bicyclists22. Conclusion

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This concise reference documents the nature and importance of the injury problems in the United States. As a statistical compilation, the book offers users a quick reference to valuable detail, much of which would otherwise be inaccessible. It also discusses reasons for many of the extreme differences among groups of people in injury death rates and describes promising avenues to prevention.

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"When data of this breadth are analyzed by cause, age, sex, race, socioeconomic status, geography, and time, they provide an indispensable source for researchers and library users. The range of topics, from suicide and homicide to firearms, lightning, drowning, poisoning, and cyclists, offersan extremely valuable look at the status of injuries prevalent in the United States today. Extensively researched with a wealth of valuable references, this text is frequently cited by other authors....Information not easily accessed in other sources appears in a highly comprehensible and useableform in The Injury Fact Book. It is therefore highly recommended for all health science reference collections and would be a valuable tool for patient education collections in hospital libraries and consumer health collections in public libraries." --Janet M. Coggan, Medical Reference ServicesQuarterly hi