Source
Scand J Public Health. 2011 Jul;39(7 Suppl):65-7
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jul-2011
Author
Bjarne Laursen
Hanne Møller
Author Affiliation
National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark. bjla@sdu.dk.
Source
Scand J Public Health. 2011 Jul;39(7 Suppl):65-7
Date
Jul-2011
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Abstract
Introduction: The Danish Injury Register was established in 1988 and is based on injury case records from four Danish hospitals (five hospitals until 2007). Content: In total, 1.76 million cases were recorded during 1990-2008. Data items include the place of the accident, mechanism of injury, involved products, type of sports, and description of the accident. Validity and coverage: The register covers approximately 15% of the Danish population and is roughly representative for the whole Denmark in terms of age, sex, and social groups. CONCLUSION: The Danish Injury Register is a valuable source of information on injuries in Denmark, in particular product-related injuries and sports injuries. Further, the possibility to link to other registers increases the use of the data.
PubMed ID
21775355 View in PubMed
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