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Pediatric falls from windows and balconies: incidents and risk factors as reported by newspapers in the United Arab Emirates

Overview of attention for article published in World Journal of Emergency Surgery, October 2017
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Title
Pediatric falls from windows and balconies: incidents and risk factors as reported by newspapers in the United Arab Emirates
Published in
World Journal of Emergency Surgery, October 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13017-017-0156-z
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Grivna, Michal, Al-Marzouqi, Hanan M., Al-Ali, Maryam R., Al-Saadi, Nada N., Abu-Zidan, Fikri M., Michal Grivna, Hanan M. Al-Marzouqi, Maryam R. Al-Ali, Nada N. Al-Saadi, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan

Abstract

Falls of children from heights (balconies and windows) usually result in severe injuries and death. Details on child falls from heights in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are not easily accessible. Our aim was to assess the incidents, personal, and environmental risk factors for pediatric falls from windows/balconies using newspaper clippings. We used a retrospective study design to electronically assess all major UAE national Arabic and English newspapers for reports of unintentional child falls from windows and balconies during 2005-2016. A structured data collection form was developed to collect information. Data were entered into an Excel sheet and descriptive analysis was performed. Newspaper clippings documented 96 fall incidents. After cleaning the data and excluding duplicate cases and intentional injuries, 81 cases were included into the final analysis. Fifty-three percent (n = 42) were boys. The mean (range) age was 4.9 years (1-15). Thirty-eight (47%) children fell from windows and 36 (44%) from balconies. Twenty-two (27%) children climbed on the furniture placed on a balcony or close to a window. Twenty-five (31%) children were not alone in the apartment when they fell. Twenty-nine children fell from less than 5 floors (37%), 33 from 5 to 10 floors (42%) and 16 from more than 10 floors (21%). Fifteen children (19%) were hospitalized and survived the fall incident, while 66 died (81%). Newspapers proved to be useful to study pediatric falls from heights. It is necessary to improve window safety by installing window guards and raising awareness.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 25 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 5 20%
Researcher 4 16%
Other 3 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 12%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 12%
Other 5 20%
Unknown 2 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 5 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 12%
Social Sciences 3 12%
Psychology 2 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 4%
Other 6 24%
Unknown 5 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 November 2017.
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#4,955,439
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#13
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