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Definition of Unintentional injury

Unintentional injury Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
health surveillance for women infants and children
Injury arising from unintentional events.
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Unintentional injury Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Injury Prevention is a bimonthly peer-reviewed medical journal covering the prevention of injuries in all age groups, including child and adolescent injuries. It is published by the BMJ Group and the editor-in-chief is Brian D. Johnston (University of Washington). The journal is abstracted and indexed by PubMed, EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, Scopus, and the Science Citation Index Expanded. It is the official journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention and the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2014 impact factor of 1.891.

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Injury prevention is an effort to prevent or reduce the severity of bodily injuries caused by external mechanisms, such as accidents, before they occur. Injury prevention is a component of safety and public health, and its goal is to improve the health of the population by preventing injuries and hence improving quality of life. Among laypersons, the term "accidental injury" is often used. However, "accidental" implies the causes of injuries are random in nature. Researchers use the term "unintentional injury" to refer to injuries that are nonvolitional but preventable. Within the field of public health, efforts are also made to prevent or reduce "intentional injury." Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, for example, show unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death from early childhood until middle adulthood. During these years, unintentional injuries account for more deaths than the next nine leading causes of death combined.

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